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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocks on the Yorkshire Coast 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 89 Recto:
Rocks on the Yorkshire Coast 1801
Turner Bequest LIV 89
Pencil on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘89’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘LIV 89’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a continuation of the drawing on folio 88 verso opposite (D02756). A long sequence of sketches on the Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Whitby runs between folios 83 verso and 98 verso (D02746–D02776).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rocks on the Yorkshire Coast 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-rocks-on-the-yorkshire-coast-r1178943, accessed 20 September 2021.