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 151
Watercolour on white wove paper, 250 x 366 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 151’ bottom right
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.
Technical Notes:
An area of lighter white wove paper around the edge of the sheet indicated prolonged exposure to light.
Light brown and grey marks across the sheet.

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-r1182903, accessed 23 August 2019.