The Shipwreck

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Title

The Shipwreck

Subject

romanticism, art, marine painting

Description

The Shipwreck, by Joseph Vernet who was one of the most famous Romantic and landscape painters of his day, contrasts a moonlit backdrop to the crazed struggle for survival as sailors single-handedly attempt to ride the stormy seas to safety.

Creator

Claude-Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 - 1789)

Publisher

Patrons' Permanent Fund and Chester Dale Fund

Date

1770

Contributor

Ben Richardson

Rights

On view at Patrons' Permanent Fund and Chester Dale Fund

Images are public domain

Relation

Companion Piece, Moonlight:
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/853 [opens to new window]

Format

oil on canvas
overall: 113.5 x 162.9 cm (44 11/16 x 64 1/8 in.)
framed: 124.8 x 172.9 x 7.6 cm (49 1/8 x 68 1/16 x 3 in.)

Type

painting

Identifier

2000.22.1

Files

The Shipwreck.jpg

Citation

Claude-Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 - 1789) , “The Shipwreck,” Enlightenmens, accessed September 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/848.

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