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The Storm

TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 - 1851)

The Storm

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 32.4 x 53.9 cm

Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 509

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection


Graham Davies
1 December 2015, 11:28
Dear Vanessa Cunningham,
Thank you for your enquiry, we have passed on your detail to our Art Department who will be in contact shortly.
Digital Team,
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Vanessa Cunningham
27 November 2015, 10:41
Hi, I am trying to locate an oil painting described as follows in the Western Mail of 3 August 1881: "……Mr J. H. Insole also exhibits No. 45, a magnificent work by J.M.W. Turner, entitled “The Shipwreck.” The fury of a storm has swept a quantity of wreckage from an unfortunate ship, the sides of which are staved in, the naked ribs showing beneath the outer planking. Clouds hang heavily on the level of the waves, and cordage and broken sails swing to and fro in the wind with almost life-like reality." Do you know anything of the history of "The Storm" (above) please? The exhibition catalogue says it was painted around 1817. Could it possibly be the work of art once owned by Mr Insole? Many thanks. PS I am convenor of the Insole Court Archive Research Group
Amgueddfa Cymru
29 November 2013, 12:13
Dear Brian - We are constantly making changes to our displays in order to accommodate loans to exhibitions. Turner’s works are in particularly high demand. ‘The Storm’ will go back on display in the next few weeks. The current display of works by Turner is a temporary installation, and we plan to re-display them after our busy programme of landscape-themed exhibitions in 2014.
Brian Armstrong
13 November 2013, 09:59
It seems a shame to not have both the After the storm and it's pendant the storm on view simultaneously. Is there any particular reason why this is so ?

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