Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Ship Aground, Yarmouth; Sample Study c.1827–8

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A Ship Aground, Yarmouth; Sample Study
Date c.1827–8
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 698 x 1359 mm
frame: 1003 x 1666 x 128 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not on display

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This is painted on the same format, and to the same degree of finish, as Turner's initial versions of the set of pictures commissioned by the Earl of Egremont for installation at Petworth. The subject was presumably offered to the Earl as a further alternative, but was rejected, either by the artist or by his patron. Instead, Turner adapted it for a picture exhibited in 1831, Fort Vimieux.

August 2001

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