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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Pier or Wharf with a Ship Beyond: ?Whitby 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 85 Verso:
A Pier or Wharf with a Ship Beyond: ?Whitby 1801
D02750
Turner Bequest LIV 85a
Pencil, wash and gouache on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 86 recto opposite (D02751). It is probably the East Side Pier at Whitby, one of two moles that protect the harbour formed by the mouth of the River Esk as it flows into the North Sea; see also folio 84 verso (D02748).
A long sequence of sketches on the Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Whitby runs between folios 83 verso and 98 verso (D02746–D02776).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Pier or Wharf with a Ship Beyond: ?Whitby 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-pier-or-wharf-with-a-ship-beyond-whitby-r1178936, accessed 01 December 2020.