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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lighthouse c.1830-41

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Lighthouse c.1830–41
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 157v
Pencil on paper, 114 x 146 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘62. A3.’ bottom right, ascending vertically
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram centre
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, buildings 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:
This sheet has been removed from a sketchbook.
See Tate D34524 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 157).

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Lighthouse c.1830–41 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-lighthouse-r1182845, accessed 17 January 2021.