J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Fishing Boats at Sea 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 54 Verso:
Two Fishing Boats at Sea 1796–7
Turner Bequest XXXVII 110
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 110’ top right, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 55 recto opposite (D01228; Turner Bequest XXXVII 111). It is one of a series of subjects presumably made at Margate; see under folio 52 verso (D01223; Turner Bequest XXXVII 106).

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Two Fishing Boats at Sea 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-fishing-boats-at-sea-r1149917, accessed 27 November 2020.