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J.M.W. Turner RA, Ships at sea

Ships at sea, ca. 1799-1802

Attributed to 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 was previously listed as being a study by Turner for his painting, Ships Bearing up for Anchorage ('The Egremont Seapiece') (Tate T03868), but this is not particularly convincing.

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

Object details

Title
Ships at sea
Artist/designer
Attributed to 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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