Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wreckage in Surf

c.1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05431
Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 4

Catalogue entry

See Introduction to the sketchbook for Ruskin’s misdating of this sketch in the National Gallery displays to ‘Turner’s period of development (1775–1800)’.
Verso:
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘145’ bottom left
Inscribed by Arthur Mayger Hind in pencil ‘LXXXVIII-4’ bottom left

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

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