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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cliffs Near Scarborough c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Cliffs Near Scarborough c.1816–18
Turner Bequest CLI 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 182 mm
Watermarked ‘[BAR]NARD | [18]12’
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CLI 6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is unidentified but presumably in the context records a view looking south along the coast south of Scarborough, possibly from Osgodby Point, looking across Cayton Bay.

David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Cliffs Near Scarborough c.1816–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cliffs-near-scarborough-r1146981, accessed 26 August 2019.