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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of Margate from the Sea, and Shipping c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
View of Margate from the Sea, and Shipping circa 1805–9
Turner Bequest XCIX 10a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Mouth Thames’ top left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of a long stretch of coastline to east and west of Margate drawn across the top of the leaf continues on folio 11 (D06513), which also has a closer and more detailed sketch of vessels and a man-of-war dressed with flags in front of cliffs. Folio 11 was given as ‘page 87’ by Finberg who noted that it was ‘found unnumbered’ (by John Ruskin). Its insertion in the reconstituted sketchbook to align with the present leaf is noted by Edward Croft-Murray in a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘View of Margate from the Sea, and Shipping c.1805–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2009, 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-view-of-margate-from-the-sea-and-shipping-r1130561, accessed 20 April 2018.