Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for a Stormy Sea Piece

c.1799–1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 x 436 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04907
Turner Bequest LXXXI 6

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the subject of this study is apparently related to that on folio 2 verso (D04905; Turner Bequest LXXXI 4). They are probably ideas for one of the ambitious marines on which Turner was engaged in the years around 1800. The most obvious is the painting The Shipwreck of 1805 (Tate N00476);1 see under folio 1 verso (D04903; Turner Bequest LXXXI 2).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.43 no.54, pl.64 (colour).

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