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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Wrecked Ships Aground, with Salvagers on a Beach beneath Cliffs c.1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
Wrecked Ships Aground, with Salvagers on a Beach beneath Cliffs circa 1805
D05445
Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 18
Pen and ink on cream laid paper, 119 x 189 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXXVIII 18’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A closer view of the same wrecks, with salvagers at work on the beach, is on folio 10 of the sketchbook (D05437). Finberg’s suggestion that the present sketch was made at Folkestone is unconfirmed; there is also some resemblance to Hastings. This leaf was shown with folio 18 (D05444; Turner Bequest LXXXVIII 17) as ‘Two sketches of Shipping’ in the Third Loan Collection selected by Ralph Wornum.
The leaf is very faded and discoloured from exposure.
Verso:
Blank
Inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘out of 190 JR’ top right, inverted
Inscribed by Arthur Mayger Hind in pencil ‘LXXXVIII 18’ lower centre

David Blayney Brown
February 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Wrecked Ships Aground, with Salvagers on a Beach beneath Cliffs 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-wrecked-ships-aground-with-salvagers-on-a-beach-beneath-r1139227, accessed 04 March 2021.