Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Beach with Breakers and Many Figures, with an Overturned Boat in the Surf and Shipping Beyond

c.1801–2

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03982
Turner Bequest LXVII 7

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 6 verso opposite (D03981); it may be a further stage in the drama recorded on the two previous openings (folios 5 recto, 5 verso–6 recto; D03978–D03980). Here the boat has been partly righted, preparatory to its being hauled on to the beach, as in drawing on folios 7 verso–8 recto (D03983–D03984).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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