Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beach and Sailboat

c.1843–5

On loan

Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, USA): The Sea and the Alps: Turner's Quest for the Sublime

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 282 × 444 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36311
Turner Bequest CCCLXV 21

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Verso:
Speckled with watercolour across sheet. Pencil note reading ‘CCCLXV21’. Stamped in black ink with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXV – 21’.

John Chu
June 2015

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