Sea View by Joseph Mallord William Turner greeting card
Single greeting card featuring the image Sea View (detail) by Joseph Mallord William Turner, from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
Two sailing boats tossed around convey the force of the wind and waves. They pale into insignificance, however, beneath the magnificent sky. A break in the dark clouds reveals a brilliant patch of sunlight which illuminates the distant coast. Turner made full use of the blue paper and body-colour to achieve a remarkable intensity of colour. He began to work on blue paper in the mid 1820s and this drawing was probably made around that time.
Packaged with a white envelope in a clear cellophane sleeve.