Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Bridgwater Bay from Blue Anchor Bay, Looking towards South Wales, Steep Holm and Flat Holm 1811
Pencil on white wove paper, 200 x 324 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This very brief sketch on the verso of D08958 (CXXVI 12) shows coastal features on the coast of South Wales on the horizon across Bridgwater Bay. It is a continuation to the left of D08957 (CXXVI 11), where the main drawing occupies the full width of the page. The individual leaves of the sketchbook were apparently still oversewn together at that point (see the introduction), as the two parts of the drawing stop short of the stitch holes at their inner edges.
There are five sets of stitch holes near the right-hand edge.