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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocks and Cliffs on the Coast, Perhaps in St Bride's Bay 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Recto:
Rocks and Cliffs on the Coast, Perhaps in St Bride’s Bay 1795
D00583
Turner Bequest XXVI 30
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘30’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 30’ bottom left, descending vertically
Turner appears to have taken delight in exploring the rocks along this part of the Pembrokeshire coast very much as he was to do in Plymouth Sound on his visits to Devon in 1811 and 1813. See also folios 32 recto, 33 recto and 34 recto (D00585–D00587).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rocks and Cliffs on the Coast, Perhaps in St Bride’s Bay 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-rocks-and-cliffs-on-the-coast-perhaps-in-st-brides-bay-r1140910, accessed 27 August 2014.