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 137 Verso:
A Classical Harbour 1805
Turner Bequest XCVIII 137a
Pencil on white laid paper, 182 x 117 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This classical seaport is related in general terms to the drawings at the front of the book, for example folios 1 verso–2 (D06181–D06182) also including a harbour, and to many variants of such subjects in the contemporary Studies for Pictures: Isleworth sketchbook (Tate D05491–D05617; D40568–D40574; D41505; Turner Bequest XC).

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Classical Harbour 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2008, 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-r1130544, accessed 16 January 2022.