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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Capsized Boat and Crew with other Figures among Breakers, and Another Boat Beyond c.1801-2

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
A Capsized Boat and Crew with other Figures among Breakers, and Another Boat Beyond c.1801–2
D03980
Turner Bequest LXVII 6
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 ‘6’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXVII 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This subject, continued on folio 5 verso opposite (D03979), may be a ‘sequel’ to that on folio 5 recto (D03978); a further episode seems to be noted on folios 6 verso–7 recto (D03981–D03982). If so, Turner has recorded the stages of an event on the sea-shore that he was to make use of many times in the course of his career.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Capsized Boat and Crew with other Figures among Breakers, and Another Boat 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-capsized-boat-and-crew-with-other-figures-among-breakers-r1178284, accessed 19 September 2019.