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J.M.W. Turner RA, Study for 'Ships Bearing up for Anchorage' ("The Egremont Seapiece")'

Study for 'Ships Bearing up for Anchorage' ("The Egremont Seapiece")', ca. 1799-1802

J.M.W. Turner RA (1775 - 1851)

RA Collection: Art

This drawing depicts a small boat with figures in it sailing on a choppy sea with a larger ship with sails in the background.

The work has been catalogued as being a study for the painting, Ships Bearing up for Anchorage ('The Egremont Seapiece') (Tate T03868), which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1802 and bought by George, 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837) either from the exhibition or at some point before 1805. Tate owns a number of studies for the work (see T03868 online for full list).

The drawing was bequeathed to the Royal Academy by Carel Weight RA.

Object details

Study for 'Ships Bearing up for Anchorage' ("The Egremont Seapiece")'
J.M.W. Turner RA (1775 - 1851)
ca. 1799-1802
Object type
Pen and ink on laid paper

84 mm x 135 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
rectangular (landscape)
Bequeathed by Carel Weight RA 1999
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