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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Beach c.1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Beach c.1840
D35910
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 67
Watercolour on white wove paper, 224 x 281 mm
Watermark ‘J Whatman’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘67’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 67’ top left, inverted
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:
Marked with watercolour across the sheet. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 67’. Pencil notes reading ‘D35910’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Beach c.1840 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-r1182878, accessed 27 June 2019.