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
D35806
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

1
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.