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 264
Gouache and watercolour on paper, 222 x 296 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘264’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 264’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram 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.
Stained with watercolour across the sheet. Note in red ink reading ‘246 [sic]’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 264’.

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-r1182923, accessed 28 October 2020.