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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Profiles of Coastlines: ?Somerset and South Wales with Steep Holm and Flat Holm 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 213 Recto:
Profiles of Coastlines: ?Somerset and South Wales with Steep Holm and Flat Holm 1811
D08746
Turner Bequest CXXIII 210
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘210’ top left, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXIII – 210’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There appear to be four shallow profiles of distant coastlines, each extending to the width of the page. The shallow, isolated features may be Flat Holm and Steep Holm, seen from the Somerset coast. These islands lie in the Bristol Channel between Weston-super-Mare and Cardiff, and also appear on folios 19 verso, 121 recto and 166 recto (D08398, D08592, D08673; CXXIII 19a, 118, 163), as discussed under the first of these.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Profiles of Coastlines: ?Somerset and South Wales with Steep Holm and Flat Holm 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 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-profiles-of-coastlines-somerset-and-south-wales-with-steep-r1137224, accessed 26 February 2021.