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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Harbour c.1830-45

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Harbour c.1830–45
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 261
Gouache, pencil and watercolour on paper, 224 x 285 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘261’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 261’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
A fine vertical crack in the paint surface towards the right-hand edge of the sheet.
The verso is attached to the mount.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Harbour c.1830–45 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 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-harbour-r1182921, accessed 24 May 2022.