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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailing Vessels, off the Coast at Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Sailing Vessels, off the Coast at Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk c.1824
D18174
Turner Bequest CCIX 9 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Watermarked ‘[al]lee | [18]19’
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[?Essex]’ centre left, ‘Cl[...] [?N/M ...]’ centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner records three vessels sailing off the coast at Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk. Another vessel with its sails raised has been jotted at bottom left. The location is unclear, however Turner’s inscription at centre left may read ‘Essex’. A similar scene is depicted on the folio opposite (Tate D18175; Turner Bequest CCIX 10).

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Sailing Vessels, off the Coast at Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-sailing-vessels-off-the-coast-at-essex-suffolk-or-norfolk-r1181056, accessed 21 October 2021.