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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ship in Distress and a Smaller Boat c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
A Ship in Distress and a Smaller Boat circa 1805
D05384
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 9
Pen and ink and brownish-grey wash on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch is very faded from prolonged exposure in the First Loan Collection, where it was shown with the present folio 9 of this sketchbook (D05386; Turner Bequest LXXXVII 11) as ‘two sketches of Wrecks’.
The leaf is repaired at top and bottom right corners.

David Blayney Brown
January 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Ship in Distress and a Smaller Boat c.1805 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-ship-in-distress-and-a-smaller-boat-r1139178, accessed 20 October 2019.