Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocky Bay with Figures c.1827–30

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Rocky Bay with Figures
Date c.1827–30
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 902 x 1232 mm
frame: 1230 x 1562 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N01989
On display at Tate Britain

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The painting is unfinished but was intended to become a subject from Homer's 'Odyssey' or 'Iliad'. The scenery is clearly Mediterranean, and there are suggestions of figures on the beach at left, and antique ships in the right distance and under the cliffs at left.

September 2004

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