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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coastal Terrain, ?South of France or Italy c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Coastal Terrain, ?South of France or Italy c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLIX 34
Gouache and watercolour on blue paper, 140 x 191 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘34’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLIX 34’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram 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 hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
Streaks of yellow paint in the upper right-hand quadrant of the sheet. A note in red in the lower right-hand corner reading ‘34 | 0’. A note in pencil on the bottom edge reading ‘D24599’. Vestiges of white paper or card stuck to the edges, presumably from an earlier mount. Strips of fine white paper reinforce the edges.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Coastal Terrain, ?South of France or Italy 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-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183097, accessed 13 April 2024.