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Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851

Lost to All Hope the Brig

between 1845 and 1850
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 9 x 12 3/4 inches (22.9 x 32.4 cm), Frame: 17 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (43.8 x 59.1 x 3.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Lost to all Hope she lies | each sea breaks over a derelict | on an unknown shore the sea folk only sharing the triumph"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "D 19"

Collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
brig | clouds | marine art | mast | meteorology | sailboat | science | storms | storms
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IIIF Manifest:

Turner's Whaling Pictures (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016-05-10 - 2016-08-07) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sea (The Peabody Essex Museum, 2014-05-31 - 2014-09-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sea (National Maritime Museum, 2013-11-22 - 2014-04-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner : The Late Seascapes (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2003-06-14 - 2003-09-08) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sublime (British Museum, 1981-05-15 - 1981-09-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sublime (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-02-11 - 1981-04-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sublime (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1980-11-01 - 1981-01-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

David Blayney Brown, M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2014, pp. 194-95, 206, fig. 56, NJ18.T85 J1552 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christine Riding, Turner & the sea, Thames & Hudson, London, 2013, pp. 211, 231, no. 118, NJ18.T85 R52 2013 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ian Warrell, Turner's Sketchbooks, Tate Publishing, London, 2014, pp. 218, 219, NJ18.T85 W378 2014 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, pp. 230, 471, No. 1425, pl. 239, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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