The Loss of an East Indiaman by JMW Turner

Depicts a tilted ship about to be overwhelmed by a huge wave.

Details

Category:
Maritime
Medium:
Watercolour on paper Dimensions: 28 x 39.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£75,189 ( Total: £300,757)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The passengers and crew are about to be thrown into the sea. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Walter Fawkes; Major Horton Fawkes bought at Agnew's; G Mitchell

Venue details

The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, BEDFORD Bedfordshire MK40 3XD 01234 718618 www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

Entry details

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