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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Axmouth Harbour 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 62 Recto:
?Axmouth Harbour 1811
Turner Bequest CXXIII 59
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘59’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXIII – 59’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view may be of the Axe Estuary, looking east from Axmouth towards Seaton, although the lack of prominent landmarks makes this uncertain. There is a confirmed view of the site on folio 59 verso (D08476; CXXIII 56c).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Axmouth Harbour 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-axmouth-harbour-r1136958, accessed 19 January 2022.