Joseph Mallord William Turner
Returning from the Ball (St Martha) exhibited 1846

Artwork details

Returning from the Ball (St Martha)
Date Exhibited 1846
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 616 x 924 mm
frame: 888 x 1195 x 120 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not on display

Display caption

The pair to Morning, returning from the Ball, St Martino (not displayed), and first exhibited with it with a reference, but no quotation, from Turner's manuscript poem Fallacies of Hope. Both pictures were painted to commissions, in this case for William Wethered of King's Lynn, but were returned to the artist who must then have placed them in his Gallery. Turner exhibited a similar pair in 1846.

August 2001