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.
84 mm x 135 mm
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