Bound To The Mast


Painting by: Turner

A story is told of the great artist Turner. One day he invited Charles Kingsley to his studio to see a painting of a storm at sea. Kingsley was rapt in admiration. "How did you do it, Turner?" he exclaimed. Turner answered: "I wished to paint a storm at sea; so I went to the coast of Holland, and engaged a fisherman to take me out in his boat in the next storm. The storm was brewing, and I went down to the boat and bade him bind me to its mast. Then he drove the boat out into the teeth of the storm. The Storm was so furious that I longed to be down in the bottom of the boat and allow it to...

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