Dutch Boats in a Gale ('The Bridgewater Sea Piece')

1801, Joseph Mallord William Turner

On loan from a private collection, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

Dutch boats are shown on course for collision in stormy weather. Dark clouds contribute to the sense of danger. The painting was commissioned by the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater as a companion piece to a 17th-century Dutch seascape in his possession.

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