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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Identified or Likely Subjects, Possibly for ‘England and Wales’ c.1825–38

Turner Bequest CCLXIII 2, 11, 20, 22, 23, 29, 31, 40, 54, 62, 67, 72, 82, 89, 100, 102, 104, 129, 160, 161, 162, 172, 186, 188, 350, 351, CCCLXIV 360
This subsection comprises ‘colour beginnings’ which, in their technique, size and other respects appear likely to be studies for unrealised compositions, which could potentially have led to finished watercolours to be engraved for Turner’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales, published between 1827 and 1838.
The scheme was terminated prematurely, and was to have included one hundred and twenty designs, of which only ninety-six were engraved from one hundred completed watercolours (see the overall introduction to this section of the catalogue), so there was scope in the course of the project for Turner to experiment with further subjects, as proposed in the entries here.

Matthew Imms
March 2013

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Matthew Imms, ‘Identified or Likely Subjects, Possibly for ‘England and Wales’ c.1825–38’, subset, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/identified-or-likely-subjects-possibly-for-england-and-wales-r1144301, accessed 19 November 2019.