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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridgwater Bay from Blue Anchor Bay, Looking towards South Wales, Steep Holm and Flat Holm 1811

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Bridgwater Bay from Blue Anchor Bay, Looking towards South Wales, Steep Holm and Flat Holm 1811
D41531
Pencil on white wove paper, 200 x 324 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This very brief sketch on the verso of D08958 (CXXVI 12) shows coastal features on the coast of South Wales on the horizon across Bridgwater Bay. It is a continuation to the left of D08957 (CXXVI 11), where the main drawing occupies the full width of the page. The individual leaves of the sketchbook were apparently still oversewn together at that point (see the introduction), as the two parts of the drawing stop short of the stitch holes at their inner edges.
Technical notes:
There are five sets of stitch holes near the right-hand edge.

Matthew Imms
January 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Bridgwater Bay from Blue Anchor Bay, Looking towards South Wales, Steep Holm and Flat Holm 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bridgwater-bay-from-blue-anchor-bay-looking-towards-south-r1137555, accessed 27 October 2021.