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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocky Cliffs, ?near Scarborough 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 97 Verso:
Rocky Cliffs, ?near Scarborough 1801
Turner Bequest LIV 97a
Pencil with scraping-out on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this one of the long sequence of sketches taken on the Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Whitby, between folios 83 verso and 98 verso (D02746–D02776). It is a rapid note that nevertheless conveys with great energy the essential elements of the subject; compare folios 90 verso–91 recto and 91 verso–92 recto (D02760–D02763).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rocky Cliffs, ?near Scarborough 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-rocky-cliffs-near-scarborough-r1178960, accessed 19 September 2019.