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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Cliffs with a Jetty and Lighthouse 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 81 Verso:
Coastal Cliffs with a Jetty and Lighthouse 1834
D26248
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 81a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rough sketch depicts cliffs on the east coast of England, with a lighthouse on the end of a jetty and buildings on the cliff top. It is one of several sketches of such a subject, and has not been firmly identified. David Wallace-Hadrill has suggested that it may have been made at Whitby along with several other sketches in the book (see folio 77 verso; D26242),1 but there is nothing to confirm that suggestion. There is a comparable sketch on folio 86 verso (D26257).

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

1
David Wallace-Hadrill, ‘CCLXVIII “Edinburgh” 1831–34’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Coastal Cliffs with a Jetty and Lighthouse 1834 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-coastal-cliffs-with-a-jetty-and-lighthouse-r1136176, accessed 23 January 2021.