Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Boat in Rough Seas; Study for Part of ‘The Shipwreck’

c.1806

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Medium
None
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05427
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 52

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch relates to the left half of Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476),1 and specifically to the smaller sailing boat. See Introduction to the sketchbook for the picture.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.43 no.54 (pl. 64).

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