Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Stranded Ship, with Salvagers Collecting Wreckage in the Surf c.1805

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Stranded Ship, with Salvagers Collecting Wreckage in the Surf
From Shipwreck (2) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXXVIII
Date c.1805
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
D05434
Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 7
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Catalogue entry

See Introduction to the sketchbook for Ruskin’s misdating of this sketch in the National Gallery displays to ‘Turner’s period of development (1775–1800)’. A similar scene, on the same coastline, is on folio 6 of the sketchbook (D05433).
Verso:
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘148’ bottom left
Inscribed by Arthur Mayger Hind in pencil ‘LXXXVIII 7’ bottom left

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

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