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 98
Black and white chalks on blue wove paper, 141 x 192 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed in red ink ‘98’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 98’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slightly rendered group of figures, which appears to include children may have been observed on a beach (see the Introduction for other examples of such recreational scenes).
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘D24934’ top centre, upside down.
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-r1182587, accessed 24 April 2024.