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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures on a Beach, ?Margate, Kent c.1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 34 Recto:
Figures on a Beach, ?Margate, Kent c.1834
Turner Bequest CCLXXXII 34
Chalk on brownish grey wove paper, 139 x 228 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘34’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXXII 34’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, this maritime view in chalks is one of several in this volume. For more information, see the sketchbook introduction.
Technical notes:
The centre of the page is marked by black chalk counterproofs from the sketch on folio 33 verso opposite (D27826; Turner Bequest CCLXXXII 33a).

John Chu
March 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Figures on a Beach, ?Margate, Kent c.1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-figures-on-a-beach-margate-kent-r1181688, accessed 16 January 2021.