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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study for 'The Shipwreck': A Passage Boat in Rough Seas c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Study for ‘The Shipwreck’: A Passage Boat in Rough Seas circa 1805
D05388
Turner Bequest LXXXVII 13
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 118 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVII 13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In Sketches and Drawings Finberg assigns this sketch to the Shipwreck (2) sketchbook (Tate D05428–D05445; D40697–D40700; Turner Bequest LXXXVIII). It anticipates the sailing boat seen from astern in Turner’s picture The Shipwreck (Tate, N00476)1 for which see Introduction to the sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
December 2005

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984 , p.43 no.54 (pl. 64).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Study for ‘The Shipwreck’: A Passage Boat in Rough Seas c.1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2005, 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-study-for-the-shipwreck-a-passage-boat-in-rough-seas-r1139164, accessed 19 October 2019.