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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Distant View of Scarborough from the Shore to the South c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Distant View of Scarborough from the Shore to the South c.1816–18
D11959
Turner Bequest CLI 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 182 mm
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘7’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CLI 7’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch is taken from a viewpoint somewhat to the south of Black Rocks and is the most distant of a number of sketches of this aspect made on the same visit, including one in the Scarborough 1 sketchbook (Tate D11924; Turner Bequest CL 8) and another in the present sketchbook (D11971; Turner Bequest CLI 17a). Together these formed the basis of a finished watercolour of Scarborough (private collection)1 dated 1818.
The leaf was removed from the sketchbook at some time, and later restored.
1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.360 no.529.
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David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘A Distant View of Scarborough from the Shore to the South c.1816–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-distant-view-of-scarborough-from-the-shore-to-the-south-r1146984, accessed 21 August 2019.