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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Sailing Boat in Rough Seas; Study for Part of 'The Shipwreck' c.1806

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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A Sailing Boat in Rough Seas; Study for Part of ‘The Shipwreck’ circa 1806
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Turner Bequest LXXXVII 52
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘52’ top right, inverted
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 52’ top right, inverted and ‘LXXXVII’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch relates to the left half of Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate N00476),1 and specifically to the smaller sailing boat. See Introduction to the sketchbook for the picture.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

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 Sailing Boat in Rough Seas; Study for Part of ‘The Shipwreck’ c.1806 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-sailing-boat-in-rough-seas-study-for-part-of-the-shipwreck-r1139177, accessed 15 October 2019.