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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Stranded Ship c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
A Stranded Ship circa 1805
Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 2
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 119 x 189 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVIII 2’ 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)’. Here the stranded vessel, probably the same as in the preceding sketch on folio 1 (D05428), has lost her mast and evidently begun to break up as wreckage swirls in the surf around her; figures are climbing on her hull.
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘143’ bottom left
Inscribed by Arthur Mayger Hind in pencil ‘LXXXVIII.2?’ bottom left

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Stranded Ship 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-r1139209, accessed 21 August 2019.