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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Group of Figures ?on a Beach c.1826-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Group of Figures ?on a Beach c.1826–40
Turner Bequest CCLX 96
Chalk on blue wove paper, 138 x 193 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram at centre
Inscribed in red ink ‘96’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 96’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This very faint study appears to show a group of figures. They may have been observed at the seaside (see the Introduction for other examples of such recreational scenes), although in this instance this can only really be inferred from the context of the sheet in sequence with other such scenes, such as Tate D24931 and D24933 (Turner Bequest CCLX 95, 97).
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘D24932’ bottom left.
There is a border of white paper or tape, indicating that the sheet was formerly mounted.

Matthew Imms
December 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Group of Figures ?on a Beach c.1826–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-group-of-figures-on-a-beach-r1182584, accessed 24 April 2024.