Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sinking Ship and a Boat in Rough Seas

c.1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D05395
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 20

Catalogue entry

Although Finberg implies otherwise, the sketch has no direct connection with Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476).1

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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