J.M.W. Turner

The Whale Ship



J.M.W. Turner - The Whale Ship



J.M.W. Turner
The Whale Ship
c. 1845
91.8 x 122.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection


Literature

introduction by Gary Tinterow, Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800-1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; New Haven, 2007, nr. 21
Katharine Baetjer, British paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575-1875, New York; New Haven and London, 2009, nr. 114


Provenance

Elhanan Bicknell, Herne Hill, Dulwich, Surrey, in 1845
Joseph Hogarth, London, until 1851
Royal Gallery of British Art sale, Christie's, London, 13 June, 1851, nr. 48, to Gambart
with Gambart, London, from 1852, probably sold to Miller
John Miller, Liverpool, by 1858-67
his sale, Christie's, London, 22 May 1858, nr. 247, to Gambarti for Miller, sold to Agnew
with Agnew, London, 1867, sold to Graham
John Graham, Skelmorlie Castle, Ayrshire, 1867, sold to Agnew
with Agnew, London, 1867-68, sold to Leyland
Frederick Richard Leyland, Liverpool, 1868-74
his sale, Christie's, London, 13 June 1874, nr. 115 bought in
Thomas Woolner, London, in 1875
his sale, Christie's, London, 12 June 1875, nr. 232, to Ellis, bought in
Charles Cooper, London, until 1883
his sale, Christie's, London, 21 April 1883, nr. 151, to Vokins
with Vokins, London, 1883, sold to Haden
Sir Francis Seymour Haden, Woodcote Manor, Alresford, Hampshire, 1883-96
his sale, Christie's, London, 23 May 1891, nr. 110, to Wilson, bought in
sold to MMA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Wolfe Fund, 1896
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External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 96.29

Other works by J.M.W. Turner


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 Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish
Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish
1837/38

J.M.W. Turner Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
c. 1829

J.M.W. Turner Stormy sea with blazing wreck
Stormy sea with blazing wreck
c. 1835-40