Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Capsized Boat and Crew with other Figures among Breakers, and Another Boat 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
D03980
Turner Bequest LXVII 6

Catalogue entry

This subject, continued on folio 5 verso opposite (D03979), may be a ‘sequel’ to that on folio 5 recto (D03978); a further episode seems to be noted on folios 6 verso–7 recto (D03981–D03982). If so, Turner has recorded the stages of an event on the sea-shore that he was to make use of many times in the course of his career.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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