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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Shipwreck c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Verso:
A Shipwreck circa 1805
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 119 x 189 mm
Inscribed by Arthur Mayger Hind in pencil ‘LXXXVIII 17’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch was not listed or described by Finberg, presumably because the leaf was laid down and the recto (D05444; Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 17) then on exhibition in the touring Third Loan Collection.1 Se note to the recto for comment on the original location of this leaf.

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

For the Third Loan Collection, see Ian Warrell, ‘R.N. Wornum and the First Three Loan Collections; A History of the Early Display of the Turner Bequest Outside London’, Turner Studies, vol.11, no.1, Summer 1991, p.46.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Shipwreck c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-shipwreck-r1139226, accessed 24 October 2019.