The Fifth Plague of Egypt  1800

by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gallery label: [br]This dark, tempestuous painting marks the rise of Turner as a full-fledged Romantic painter. Relying on vast scale, dynamic movement, and dramatic subject, his composition appeals primarily to the emotions to communicate its message. Turner's motive for painting this canvas, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1800, may have been a desire to impre...
48 x 72 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art