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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Jetty and Sailboats c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Jetty and Sailboats c.1824
D20548
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 232
Pencil on blue wove paper, 282 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 232’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The marks of this sketch are very faded. However, a sailing boat is clearly discernible to the right with the outline of another behind it. In the middle of the page a raised flat structure suggests a jetty, upon which at least one figure is standing. To the landward side of the jetty a jagged diagonal line signals the river’s bank.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
This sketch appears on one half of a large sheet bisected by the faint line of a fold; this half measures 147 x 192mm. On the same sheet is D20549 (CCXXIV 233). The bottom right corner is discoloured red.
Verso:
Blank except for inscription. Inscribed in ink ‘232’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Jetty and Sailboats c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-jetty-and-sailboats-r1202154, accessed 20 April 2024.