Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ship in Distress c.1805

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A Ship in Distress
From Shipwreck (1) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXXVII
Date c.1805
Dimensions Support: 118 x 185 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 28
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Catalogue entry

Although Finberg implies otherwise, this very slight sketch, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, has no direct connection with Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476),1 for which see Introduction to the sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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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