Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Shipwreck c.1805

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Shipwreck
From Shipwreck (1) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXXVII
Date c.1805
Dimensions Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05392
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 17
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Catalogue entry

Although Finberg implies otherwise, and is followed by Upstone, the sketch has no direct connection with Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476),1 for which see Introduction to the sketchbook. There is a slight offset of blue wash from folio 17 verso (D05391; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 16).

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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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