Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Large Ship Lying on her Side, with a Small Sailing Boat

c.1799–1805

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 × 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05042
Turner Bequest LXXXI 140

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 72 recto opposite (D05043; Turner Bequest LXXXI 141). This is a study for the painting The Shipwreck, shown in Turner’s own gallery in 1805 (Tate N00476),1 and worked out on a number of pages here; see under folio 1 verso (D04903; Turner Bequest LXXXI 2).
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.43 no.54, pl.64 (colour).
Technical notes:
Ink has bled through from the recto (D05041; Turner Bequest LXXXI 139).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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