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Joseph Mallord William Turner
English, 1775–1851
Rockets and Blue Lights (Close at Hand) to Warn Steamboats of Shoal Water
1840
Oil on canvas
Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1932
1955.37

  "Incredibly powerful in composition—the color and the shapes expressing the rockets and a potential danger—even more so when at that time no one had seen such expressionistic art."

Thomas M. Futter
Retired
Northampton, Massachusetts
Member since 2001



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