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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Gurnard c.1835-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Gurnard c.1835–40
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX a 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘10’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXIX (a) – 10’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page features the drawing of the tail of a gurnard fish which continues over onto folio 9 verso opposite (D27383; Turner Bequest CCLXXIX a 9a). For the several studies of gurnards in this volume, see the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
February 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Gurnard c.1835–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-gurnard-r1181523, accessed 08 March 2021.