J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Mediterranean Landscape with a Rocky Bay and Islands Seen in the Distance 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
A Mediterranean Landscape with a Rocky Bay and Islands Seen in the Distance 1805
D06188
Turner Bequest XCVIII 6
Pen and ink and brown wash on white laid paper, 117 x 182 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCVIII 6’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are no figures or narrative in this composition but its character is classical, suggesting that Turner’s imagination was running on the same lines as in other historical/mythological studies in the sketchbook.
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David Blayney Brown
July 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Mediterranean Landscape with a Rocky Bay and Islands Seen in the Distance 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-mediterranean-landscape-with-a-rocky-bay-and-islands-seen-r1130372, accessed 20 November 2014.