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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Sailing Ship Foundering in Heavy Seas, Seen from Above 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Recto:
A Sailing Ship Foundering in Heavy Seas, Seen from Above 1796–7
D01206
Turner Bequest XXXVII 89
Pencil, grey wash and white chalk on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 89’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 43 verso opposite (D01206; Turner Bequest XXXVII 89), under which the subject is discussed.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Sailing Ship Foundering in Heavy Seas, Seen from Above 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-sailing-ship-foundering-in-heavy-seas-seen-from-above-r1149896, accessed 27 November 2021.