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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Beach ?1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Beach ?1845
D35877
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 38
Watercolour on white wove paper, 220 x 278 mm
Water mark ‘J. Whatman | 1841’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘38’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 38’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram centre.
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Verso:
Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 38’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Beach ?1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 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-beach-r1182870, accessed 11 August 2020.