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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Rocky ?Italian Coast, with a Harbour c.1828-43

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Rocky ?Italian Coast, with a Harbour c.1828–43
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 58
Pencil and white, red and yellow chalks on grey wove paper, 140 x 191 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘58’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLI – 58’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Seen from offshore, the subject, a harbour with a lighthouse on a rocky coastline is unidentified, but may be Italian; see the Introduction to this section for further brief discussion and dating. Some of the details are highlighted in white, and also with dashes of coloured chalks above the waterline.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘234 | O’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
February 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Rocky ?Italian Coast, with a Harbour c.1828–43 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2016, 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-rocky-italian-coast-with-a-harbour-r1182976, accessed 18 May 2024.