• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5966

    Christie's Interiors

    15 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 693

    After Joseph Mallord William Turner

    Peace - Burial at sea

    Price Realised  

    After Joseph Mallord William Turner
    Peace - Burial at sea
    oil on canvas, in an octagonal mount
    25 x 25 in. (63.5 x 63.5 cm.)
    After the picture in Tate Britain, London.


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    The present picture is a copy of Turner's representation of the burial at sea of the painter Sir David Wilkie, R.A. off Gibraltar. He passed away in 1841 on his way back from the Middle East. The colours of the picture capture the sombre mood of the occasion and stand as Turner's tribute to his friend's memory.

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