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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Jethou and Herm, Channel Islands ?1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
?Jethou and Herm, Channel Islands ?1832
Turner Bequest CCLII 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 187 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘YMAN | 28’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner recorded the distant prospect of a cluster of craggy islands at the top of this page. Just above, the initials for the Channel Islands of Jethou and Herm presumably locate this as the view from or near the north-western coast of Sark.
Technical notes:
The bottom of the page is marked with grey watercolour, carried over or transferred from folio 4 recto opposite (D23531; Turner Bequest CCLII 4).
Most of the bottom of the page is discoloured to a light shade of ochre.

John Chu
April 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Jethou and Herm, Channel Islands ?1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-jethou-and-herm-channel-islands-r1175022, accessed 26 January 2022.