Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Deck of a Sinking Ship

c.1806

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05397
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 22

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Although Finberg implies otherwise, the sketch has no direct connection with Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476),1 for which see Introduction to the sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.43 no.54 (pl. 64).

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