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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailboats, ?South of France or Italy c.1830-41

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Sailboats, ?South of France or Italy c.1830–41
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 201
Pencil on white wove paper, 121 x 103 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘201’ bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘1’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCCXLIV 201’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
Technical Note:
The sheet is roughly torn along the left-hand edge.
Inscribed in pencil ‘CCCXLIV.201’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Sailboats, ?South of France or Italy c.1830–41 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sailboats-south-of-france-or-italy-r1183143, accessed 24 April 2024.