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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain, Northern France c.1826-30

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Coastal Terrain, Northern France c.1826–30
Turner Bequest CCLX 115
Ink and pencil on blue paper, 145 x 194 mm
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 115’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a batch of ink sketches of the coast of the English Channel between Calais and Boulogne on blue paper which can be dated on stylistic grounds to the later 1820s. The exact occasion of these studies is unknown although Turner specialist has suggested a link to an excursion from Calais on the return leg of the artist’s tour of Northern France in the autumn of 1826. 1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of these works.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp. 32, 253 note 86, 254 note 99.
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘D24951’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain, Northern France c.1826–30 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, 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-northern-france-r1185574, accessed 23 April 2021.