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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures on a Beach c.1826-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Figures on a Beach c.1826–40
D24937
Turner Bequest CCLX 101
Chalk on blue wove paper, 145 x 193 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘101’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 101’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Near a heap of what is perhaps luggage on a beach, the figures including a silhouetted woman with an umbrella or parasol may be embarking or disembarking from a sea voyage. For other examples, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ’52 | O’ bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘D24937’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
December 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Figures on a Beach c.1826–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 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-figures-on-a-beach-r1182588, accessed 17 January 2021.