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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Vessels, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Vessels, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar 1814
D09679
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘5’ and ‘5’ fore and aft on the hull below centre, possibly with another word to the left of it
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘8’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘294’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIII 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The buildings on the shore beyond the shipping remain unidentified, but this is one of a number of studies of vessels including hulks interspersed with topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound between folios 3 recto and 29 recto (D09671–D09703).
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Vessels, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-vessels-probably-on-the-hamoaze-or-lower-tamar-r1147230, accessed 24 July 2021.