Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Ship Foundering in Heavy Seas, Seen from Above

1796–7

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Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01206
Turner Bequest XXXVII 89

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 43 verso opposite (D01206; Turner Bequest XXXVII 89), under which the subject is discussed.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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