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Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British

Stormy Sea Breaking on a Shore

Former Title(s):

Waves Breaking on the Shore

Waves breaking on the Shore

between 1840 and 1845
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 17 1/2 x 25 inches (44.5 x 63.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | landscape | light | meteorology | movement | science | sea | seascape | shore (landform) | sky | storms | sun | texture | waves (natural events)
On view

Martin Butlin, The paintings of J.M.W. Turner, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1984, p. 284, 291, 293, No. 482, pl. 483, NJ18 T85 B885 1984 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 228-229, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Genius Defined, Time, vol. 82, no.. 1, July 5, 1963, p.62, V 2333 (YCBA) Hard Copy also available at SML - AP2 T55 +

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, p. 218, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

J.M.W. Turner : a selection of paintings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon., Exhibition held Oct. 31, 1968-Apr. 21, 1969 in the National Gallery of Art , National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1968, pp. 14, 30, no. 15, fig. 15, NJ18 T85 U5 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 44 (v.1), no. 163, pl. 63, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 92, no. 136, pl. 192, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Tony Smibert, Turner's Apprentice : a watercolour class, Thames and Hudson, p. 117, NJ18.T85 S65 2020 Oversize (YCBA)

Denys Sutton, Some English Landscapes in Mr. Mellon's Collection, Apollo, vol. 77,ns.# 14, April 1963, p. 281-82, Pl. VI, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another copy also Available in Vertical File - V1168

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, p. 293, No. P482, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 51 (v.1), no. 192, pl. 63, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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