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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Alum Bay, Isle of Wight 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Recto:
Alum Bay, Isle of Wight 1795
D00449
Turner Bequest XXIV 41
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 41’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
An untraced view of Alum Bay,1 not the same as this composition, was engraved by John Landseer for an unpublished work of about 1799; see also folio 43 recto (D00450; Turner Bequest XXIV 42). Alum Bay is famous for the many varieties of coloured rock (chalk and an extremely friable sandstone) that make up its cliffs.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.319 no.179.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Alum Bay, Isle of Wight 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-alum-bay-isle-of-wight-r1141027, accessed 30 October 2014.