A Sailing Boat off Deal
TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 - 1851)
Media: oil on millboard
Size: 22.6 x 30.3 cm
Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 435
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
Deal overlooks the great natural harbour of the Downs between the Kentish coast and the Goodwin Sands. It was an important pilot station with boatmen famous for their skill and daring. This is one of a group of sketches of sailing boats in rough weather painted in around 1835. It apparently belonged to Turner's housekeeper, Mrs Booth.