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 85
Watercolour on white wove paper, 222 x 278 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘85’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 85’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This appears to be 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.
Patches of brown watercolour across the sheet. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 85’.

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-r1182885, accessed 09 December 2021.