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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Beach c.1830-45

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Beach c.1830–45
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 81
Watercolour on white wove paper, 219 x 280 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘81’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV 81’ top left, inverted
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.
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Beach c.1830–45 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-r1182882, accessed 24 November 2020.