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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Orchard Bay, Isle of Wight 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Recto:
Orchard Bay, Isle of Wight 1795
Turner Bequest XXIV 29
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Orchards Bay St Lawarnce [sic]’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 29’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Orchard Bay is close to Steephill (see folio 31 recto; D00438; Turner Bequest XXIV 30), south-west of Ventnor on the southern coast of the island. Another watercolour view of the bay (untraced),1 derived from an untraced drawing made by Turner on this tour, was engraved by John Landseer for an unpublished work of about 1799. St Lawrence is the dedication of a small church with its own parish to the west of Ventnor.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.319 no.177.
Technical notes:
There is a tear, approximately 80 mm long, from the outer edge near the lower right corner of the horizontal subject (the upper right corner of the vertical page), and another small tear in the lower left corner of the subject (the lower right corner of the page).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Orchard Bay, Isle of Wight 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-orchard-bay-isle-of-wight-r1141015, accessed 26 October 2021.