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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Clouds and Low Sun over the Baltic; Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Two Instalments); Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Four Instalments) 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Verso
Clouds and Low Sun over the Baltic; Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Two Instalments); Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Four Instalments) 1835
D31115
Turner Bequest CCCVII 48 a
Pencil on cream laid paper, 89 x 162 mm
Watermark ‘cfw & s
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Pink’ | ‘Yellow’, ‘Red’, ‘Orange’ | ‘Light’ left ascending; ‘1 [...]’ top centre; ‘2 Water Dark the Land Red’ top centre; ‘3’ centre left, ‘4’ centre left’ ‘Gr[...]’ bottom right ‘[...]’ right centre towards bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned upright, Turner has produced a study of the clouds and a low sun over the Baltic. The colour notes ‘Pink’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Red’ and ‘Orange’ are inscribed around the view. With the sketchbook turned horizontally the artist has recorded two views of headland on the Baltic. One is rendered in four instalments (numbered ‘1’ to ‘4’ with the note ‘Water Dark the Land Red’). The second view is rendered at bottom right, in two instalments, and is inscribed ‘Gr[...]’ (possibly Greifswald on the Baltic).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Clouds and Low Sun over the Baltic; Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Two Instalments); Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Four Instalments) 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-clouds-and-low-sun-over-the-baltic-distant-coastline-on-r1186990, accessed 17 May 2022.