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Full title Dutch Boats in a Gale ('The Bridgewater Sea Piece')
Artist Joseph Mallord William Turner
Artist dates 1775 - 1851
Date made 1801
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 162.5 × 221 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from The Capricorn Foundation
Inventory number L297
Location Room 34
Art route(s) B and C
Image copyright On loan from The Capricorn Foundation, © The Capricorn Foundation. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
Dutch Boats in a Gale ('The Bridgewater Sea Piece')
Joseph Mallord William Turner

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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