- Full title of the famous marine painting: Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth Making Signals in Shallow Water, and going by the Lead. The Author was in this Storm on the Night the “Ariel” left Harwich.
- The painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner, pretended having been tied to the mast of a steamboat for 4 hours during a storm to experience the feeling of it.
- Finished in 1842, the painting inspired the Impressionists 30 years later.
- Currently in the collection of the Tate Britain in London.
Light is therefore colour.
(J. M. W. Turner)