Turners Whaling Pictures cover
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART BULLETIN | VOLUME 73 | NUMBER 4

"Turner's Whaling Pictures"

Hokanson, Alison
2016
48 pages
46 illustrations
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This Bulletin centers around Turner’s depictions of whaling and seascapes. These expressive paintings, created when the artist was in his seventies, exemplify the boldly inventive style of Turner’s later years. The Bulletin explores Turner’s interest in images of whaling, considers the connections to Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and discusses the enduring appeal of these evocative marine scenes.

Met Art in Publication

Whalers, Joseph Mallord William Turner  British, Oil on canvas
Joseph Mallord William Turner
ca. 1845
Saltash with the Water Ferry, Cornwall, Joseph Mallord William Turner  British, Oil on canvas
Joseph Mallord William Turner
1811
Long-Necked Bottle, Glass, colorless with green tinge; blown, blown applied foot, applied decoration, enameled, and gilded
first half 14th century
Moby Dick, Vol. I, Herman Melville  American, Illustrations: reproductions of drawings; title page engraved and etched
Herman Melville
1930
Pasiphaë, Jackson Pollock  American, Oil on canvas
Jackson Pollock
1943