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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chryses 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Chryses 1805
Turner Bequest XCVIII 4
Pen and brown wash over pencil on white laid paper, 117 x 182 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Crisis’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCVIII 4’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the subject and background see catalogue note to folio 3 verso (D06184), where the same composition is sketched in pencil and a little wash from the present drawing has spread across the gutter of the book.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Chryses 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-chryses-r1130368, accessed 25 April 2018.