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

Study of ships at sea, possibly 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

Title
Study of ships at sea, possibly for 'Ships Bearing up for Anchorage' ("The Egremont Seapiece")'
Artist/designer
J.M.W. Turner RA (1775 - 1851)
Date
ca. 1799-1802
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pen and ink on laid paper
Dimensions

84 mm x 135 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/2280
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Carel Weight RA 1999
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