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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Vessels in the Firth of Forth 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 90 Recto:
Vessels in the Firth of Forth 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 82
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘82’ bottom left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 82’ top right inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continuing on folio 89 verso (D13735; CLXVII 82) is a sketch of shipping on the Firth of Forth. The view is taken from the southern banks and looks west along the river with three small vessels sailing close to the wind. There is also a larger ship on folio 89 verso.

Thomas Ardill
April 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Vessels in the Firth of Forth 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2008, 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-vessels-in-the-firth-of-forth-r1132293, accessed 20 September 2019.