Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ship in Distress: Arithmetic (Inscription by Turner)

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
D05380
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 5

Catalogue entry

The accounts are as follows:
25
12
--
37
With others on folios 2 and 30 verso (D05378, D05425; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 3, 50) they must relate to subscriptions to Charles Turner’s mezzotint after Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476).1 See also the lists of subscribers on folios 1 verso, 2 verso and 5 verso (D05377, D05379, D05399; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 2, 4, 24), and Introduction to the sketchbook for the picture.

David Blayney Brown
December 2005

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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