Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping in Rough Waters

c.1834

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 139 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27793
Turner Bequest CCLXXXII 2

Catalogue entry

Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This colour sketch of shipping caught in rough waters is one of several in this volume. For more information, see the sketchbook introduction.
Technical notes:
This leaf was removed for exhibition in the late nineteenth century and subsequently reincorporated into the sketchbook in its original position.1 Darker margins around the edge of the leaf indicate prolonged exposure to light.
1
E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn eds., Library Edition: The Works of John Ruskin: Volume XIII: Turner: The Harbours of England; Catalogues and Notes, London 1904, p.637 no.616, as ‘Three Studies for a Picture of a Ship on Fire’.
Verso:
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John Chu
March 2015

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