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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Beach and Houses; ?Eastbourne c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Recto:
The Beach and Houses; ?Eastbourne circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCI 24
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘24’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 24’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, lower right of centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg’s suggestion that the subject is Eastbourne has been retained, but is unconfirmed.
The leaf is splashed with ink or grey wash

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Beach and Houses; ?Eastbourne c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, 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-the-beach-and-houses-eastbourne-r1130951, accessed 24 November 2015.