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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ramsgate, Kent c.1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Verso:
Ramsgate, Kent c.1832
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX 39
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 206 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘39’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIX 39’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of a harbour, identified by A.J. Finberg as Ramsgate.1 For more information on the maritime subjects in this volume, see the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
March 2015

A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.886

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Ramsgate, Kent c.1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ramsgate-kent-r1181475, accessed 25 June 2019.