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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Old Roar Waterfall, Hastings c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 93 Recto:
Old Roar Waterfall, Hastings circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCI 93
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘93’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 93’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library, Edward Croft-Murray suggested that the subject is ‘Old Roar’ waterfall near Hastings, which seems right. The waterfall is in The Ghyll, near East Hill.
The leaf is stained.

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Old Roar Waterfall, Hastings c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-old-roar-waterfall-hastings-r1131022, accessed 24 May 2019.