J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Sinking Ship and a Boat in Rough Seas c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Sinking Ship and a Boat in Rough Seas circa 1805
D05395
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 20
Pen and black ink on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ top right, inverted
Stamped in black ‘LXXVIII 20’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Although Finberg implies otherwise, the sketch has no direct connection with Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476).1

David Blayney Brown
December 2005

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).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Sinking Ship and a Boat in Rough Seas c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2005, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-sinking-ship-and-a-boat-in-rough-seas-r1139166, accessed 30 September 2014.