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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Classical Harbour 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Verso:
A Classical Harbour 1805
Turner Bequest XC 40a
Pen and ink and brown wash on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the various versions in this sketchbook of an ancient seaport with figures embarking or landing, see note to folio 1 (D05491). A variant of this composition is on folio 41 verso (D05555).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Classical Harbour 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, 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-a-classical-harbour-r1129866, accessed 19 January 2022.