Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Shipwreck

c.1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40698

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch was not listed or described by Finberg, presumably because the leaf was laid down and the recto (D05444; Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 17) then on exhibition in the touring Third Loan Collection.1 Se note to the recto for comment on the original location of this leaf.

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

1
For the Third Loan Collection, see Ian Warrell, ‘R.N. Wornum and the First Three Loan Collections; A History of the Early Display of the Turner Bequest Outside London’, Turner Studies, vol.11, no.1, Summer 1991, p.46.

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