Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Chalk and pencil on blue paper, 141 x 192 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘434’ bottom left
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram centre
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.This sketch was not recorded by A.J. Finberg in his 1909 Inventory
of the Turner Bequest.1
The recto is Tate D25097 (Turner Bequest CCLXI 125).
Light brown marks towards top right-hand corner of the sheet.
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-r1182768, accessed 22 April 2021.