Joseph Mallord William Turner’s Lifeboat and Manby Apparatus going off to a stranded vessel making signal blue lights of distress, painted around 1831 by the much-lauded ‘painter of light’ is a turbulent ancestor of the serene Impressionist canvases of Monet and Renoir. Turner, the British Romantic painter is remembered for raising landscape painting to a degree of acclaim and artistic merit, championing the dramatic movements of nature over the then-ubiquitous genre of history painting. The apparatus featured in the painting, named after its inventor, was a method of lifesaving from shipwrecks performed by firing a stone at the end of a rope from a mortar on the shore and devised by Manby in Yarmouth for a vessel that was once stranded there. A magnificent canvas full both of the warmth of life and fraught with an anxious energy, Turner’s Lifeboat and Manby Apparatus going off to a stranded vessel making signal blue lights of distress is a proto-Impressionist reproduction of a typically Romantic scene.
A Romantic of the highest calibre, Joseph Mallord William Turner’s style has often been described as a precursor of Impressionism, in his vivid and experiential reproduction of the effects of light. Generally considered the greatest British painter, the Turner Prize was named after the artist in recognition of his trailblazing ingenuity and an extensive collection of his work takes pride of place in the Clore wing of the Tate Gallery in London. For a nation with such a strong naval and nautical tradition, the theme of the shipwreck, representing supreme human catastrophe, was a common trope in English Romantic art. Uniting the natural world and human calamity, the phenomena was a manifestation of the inefficiency of human endeavour and industrialization in the face of the natural elements. Therefore, Turner’s depiction of the Manby apparatus is a humanistic beacon of hope breaking with a gloomy thematic trend.
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