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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Folkestone, Kent c.1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Folkestone, Kent c.1826
Turner Bequest CCLVI 13a
Pencil on white laid paper, 104 x 158 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Folkestone’ towards top left, ‘St F[...]rland’ centre, ‘cliffs’ top right
Partial watermark of a crown and laurels
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of high cliffs. A note towards the top left-hand quarter of the page locates the scene to Folkestone in Kent.

John Chu
July 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Folkestone, Kent c.1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-folkestone-kent-r1185425, accessed 22 August 2019.