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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Beach with Breakers and Many Figures, with an Overturned Boat in the Surf and Shipping Beyond c.1801-2

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
A Beach with Breakers and Many Figures, with an Overturned Boat in the Surf and Shipping Beyond c.1801–2
D03982
Turner Bequest LXVII 7
Pencil and ink on white wove paper prepared with a grey-blue wash, 118 x 182 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘7’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXVII 7’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 6 verso opposite (D03981); it may be a further stage in the drama recorded on the two previous openings (folios 5 recto, 5 verso–6 recto; D03978–D03980). Here the boat has been partly righted, preparatory to its being hauled on to the beach, as in drawing on folios 7 verso–8 recto (D03983–D03984).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Beach with Breakers and Many Figures, with an Overturned Boat in the Surf and Shipping Beyond c.1801–2 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-beach-with-breakers-and-many-figures-with-an-overturned-r1178286, accessed 17 January 2022.