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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain and Lighthouse c.1830-45

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Coastal Terrain and Lighthouse c.1830–45
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 153
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 243 x 306 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Boats going out to a light’ towards bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 153’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Pencil note reading ‘D35997’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 153’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain and Lighthouse c.1830–45 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-coastal-terrain-and-lighthouse-r1182904, accessed 04 March 2021.