Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for ‘The Shipwreck’: A Passage Boat in Rough Seas

c.1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D05388
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 13

Catalogue entry

In Sketches and Drawings Finberg assigns this sketch to the Shipwreck (2) sketchbook (Tate D05428–D05445; D40697–D40700; Turner Bequest LXXXVIII). It anticipates the sailing boat seen from astern in Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate, N00476)1 for which see Introduction to the sketchbook.

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).

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