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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Road, with Gateway 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Verso:
Coastal Road, with Gateway 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 65 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 189 x 113 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘[?smoke]’ and ‘Porta [?Alis]’ bottom centre of sketch
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Despite Turner’s inscription, the location of this sketch remains unidentified. It appears to depict a gateway of two cylindrical towers at the foot of a hill with a bay with boats on the left.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Coastal Road, with Gateway 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2010, 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-road-with-gateway-r1137962, accessed 23 April 2021.