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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Pegwell Bay c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Pegwell Bay c.1830
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 27
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 98 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘27’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIII – 27’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page appears to comprise a two-part panorama taking in the whole width of Pegwell Bay, at the mouth of the River Stour on the eastern coast of Kent, between Ramsgate to the north-east and Sandwich, just inland to the south. There is another view across the bay, towards St Lawrence near Ramsgate, on folio 6 verso (D35768). For Ramsgate, see under folio 6 verso (D35768), and for various views of Sandwich, see under folio 6 recto (D35767).
Owing to an apparent typographical error, Finberg’s 1909 Inventory gives no separately numbered entry for the verso (D35807; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 27v), while the entry for the present page reads ‘“Pegwell Bay.”’, followed on the next line by ‘View of Sandwich. – “Cuyp”; also sketch of clouds and figures on board a packet’,1 which evidently applies to the verso.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

Finberg 1909, II, p.1178.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Pegwell Bay c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-pegwell-bay-r1183768, accessed 25 May 2019.