Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ship in Distress and a Smaller Boat

c.1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05384
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 9

Catalogue entry

This sketch is very faded from prolonged exposure in the First Loan Collection, where it was shown with the present folio 9 of this sketchbook (D05386; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 11) as ‘two sketches of Wrecks’.
The leaf is repaired at top and bottom right corners.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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