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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Coastal Terrain c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 83
Chalk and pencil on paper, 144 x 380 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘83’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘Turner Bequest – CCLXI 83’ 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.
Technical Notes:
There is light brown staining across the sheet and a vertical fold down the centre.
The verso is attached to the mount.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain c.1830 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-r1182756, accessed 01 December 2021.