The Morning after the Wreck

Turner regularly visited Margate during the 1830’s where he painted this scene. 

Turner was a watercolourist before he mastered oils and here applies watercolour techniques to his oil painting to achieve the luminous effects of the sky.

Or is that the effect of a modern copy?

We have placed cookies on your computer to help make this website better.

By continuing to use this site or closing this panel, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Close