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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Men-of-War, Alongside c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
Two Men-of-War, Alongside circa 1805
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 41
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘41’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 41’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See note to folio 10 of this sketchbook (D05387; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 29). This very slight sketch, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, shows two ships, moored alongside, facing in opposite directions.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Two Men-of-War, Alongside c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-men-of-war-alongside-r1139196, accessed 18 October 2019.