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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cottages on the Slopes of a Chine 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
Cottages on the Slopes of a Chine 1795
Turner Bequest XXIV 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 35’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg refers to this drawing and those on folios 34 recto and 35 recto (D00441, D00442; Turner Bequest XXIV 33, 34) as ‘slight’;1 in fact, although the pencil work is very light, much information is concentrated into them. The chine is perhaps that at Blackgang in Chale Bay, a famous beauty spot. Note the course of the stream, presumably from this chine, as it crosses what is probably a beach far below on the right. See also folio 5 recto (D00411) for another possible view of this chine.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Finberg 1912, p.90.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Cottages on the Slopes of a Chine 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cottages-on-the-slopes-of-a-chine-r1141021, accessed 07 December 2021.