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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain, English Channel c.1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Coastal Terrain, English Channel c.1826
Turner Bequest CCLVI 13
Pencil on white laid paper, 158 x 104 mm
Partial watermark of a crown and laurels
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ bottom right
Stamped in black CCLVI – 13’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The small sketch of a cliff in the lower left-hand quadrant of a page is part of a larger coastal study which continues on to folio 13 verso opposite (D24130; Turner Bequest CCLVI 12a). The seaside sketches in this volume have been located to the regions around Dover, Folkestone, and Calais on each side of the English Channel.1

John Chu
July 2015

A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.777; Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.156.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain, English Channel c.1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-coastal-terrain-english-channel-r1185424, accessed 20 January 2022.