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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bay, with Headland on the Sussex Coast; Buildings c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 85 Recto:
Bay, with Headland on the Sussex Coast; Buildings c.1824
D18452
Turner Bequest CCX 80
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 75 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘B’; top centre, ‘W’ bottom right
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘80’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCX 80’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rendered with the sketchbook turned upside down, this page contains a series of jottings depicting aspects of the Sussex Channel coast, possibly between Littlehampton, at the mouth of the Arun, Bognor Regis and Selsey.
The uppermost view shows a beach with a stepladder, and below is a sketch of a bay with a cloud-heavy sky. Turner pictures another bay below, suggested by AJ Finberg to be may be part of the headland between Bognor Regis and Selsey. This sketch and the drawing of the buildings on the seafront below continue onto the folio opposite (Tate D18451; Turner Bequest CCX 79a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Bay, with Headland on the Sussex Coast; Buildings c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bay-with-headland-on-the-sussex-coast-buildings-r1181337, accessed 22 November 2019.