J.M.W. Turner

Slave Ship



J.M.W. Turner - Slave Ship



J.M.W. Turner
Slave Ship
1840
91 x 123 cm
Oil on canvas
Unsigned
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund


Literature

Pierre Rosenberg, Only in America, Milano, 2006, pp. 168-169


Provenance

consigned by the artist to his dealer, Thomas Griffith (born 1795)
December, 1843, sold by Griffith to John James Ruskin (born 1785 - died 1864), London, for his son, John Ruskin (born 1819 - died 1900)
15 April 1869, Ruskin sale, Christie's, London, nr. 50, unsold
1872, sold by Ruskin, through William T. Blodgett (born about 1832 - died 1875), New York, to John Taylor Johnston (born 1820 - died 1893), New York
19-22 December 1876, Johnston sale, American Art Association, New York, nr. 76, to Alice Sturgis Hooper (born 1841 - died 1879), Boston
by descent to her nephew, William Sturgis Hooper Lothrop, Boston
1899, sold by William Lothrop to the MFA, accession date 24 February 1899

External links

Museum of Fine Arts Accession number 99.22

Other works by J.M.W. Turner


J.M.W. Turner River Scene with Cattle
River Scene with Cattle
c. 1808

J.M.W. Turner Abingdon
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c. 1806-10

J.M.W. Turner Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute
Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute
c. 1835

J.M.W. Turner Waves breaking against the wind
Waves breaking against the wind
c. 1840

J.M.W. Turner The Whale Ship
The Whale Ship
c. 1845