If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it.
|Dan Costinaş said on 21 October 2013:|
«Peace - Burial at Sea», exhibited in 1842:
The painting is a memorial to Turner's friend Sir David Wilkie who died on board of the «Oriental» on the way back from the Middle East; he was buried at sea off Gibraltar. Turner's picture was done in friendly rivalry with George Jones, who did a drawing of the burial as seen on deck. Jones reported that Clarkson Stanfield objected to the darkness of the sails; 'If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it', replied Turner.