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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Stranded Ship and Figures on a Beach c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
A Stranded Ship and Figures on a Beach circa 1805
D05433
Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 6
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 119 x 189 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVIII 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See Introduction to the sketchbook for Ruskin’s misdating of this sketch in the National Gallery displays to ‘Turner’s period of development (1775–1800)’. Finberg’s connection with Folkestone (which he also proposed for folios 18 and 19 (D05444, D05445; Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 17, 18) is unconfirmed. A similar scene on the same coastline is on folio 7 (D05434).
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘147’ bottom left
Inscribed by Arthur Mayger Hind in pencil ‘LXXXVIII.6’ bottom left

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Stranded Ship and Figures on a Beach 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-stranded-ship-and-figures-on-a-beach-r1139213, accessed 20 January 2021.