I did not paint it to be understood…

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I did not paint it to be understood, but I wished to show what such a scene was like...


I did not paint it to be understood, but I wished to show what such a scene was like; I got the sailors to lash me to the mast to observe it; I was lashed for four hours, and I did not expect to escape, but I felt bound to record it if I did.

— J. M. W. Turner, Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth


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Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, Tate, London



I did not paint it to be understood, but I wished to show what such a scene was like...

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