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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Vessels off the Coast c.1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Vessels off the Coast c.1797
Turner Bequest XXIX C
Pencil and watercolour on thin white laid card, 78 x 122 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXIX C’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As with Tate D36625 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXXIX 1), both Finberg1 and Turner scholar C.F. Bell2 doubted the ascription to Turner, which, however, seems correct.
Finberg 1909, I, p.58.
Undated MS note by Bell (died 1966) in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.58.
Technical notes:
Like Tate D00706 and D36625 (Turner Bequest XXIX A, CCCLXXIX 1) this drawing was mounted on a larger buff card until recent conservation.
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Vessels off the Coast c.1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-vessels-off-the-coast-r1175000, accessed 24 September 2021.