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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Scenes on the Coast near ?Happisburgh c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Scenes on the Coast near ?Happisburgh c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 39
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 115 mm
Watermarked ‘al[lee] | 18[19]’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This series of sketches shows the coastline, possibly near Happisburgh which is depicted on Tate D18228–D182233; Turner Bequest CCIX 37–39a. The central views depict fishing boats moored at shore with low-sloping sand dunes leading to the foot of cliffs.
Turner produced a vignette design of Happisburgh, entitled Hasboro Sands (Happisburgh is pronounced ‘Haysborough’), for the East Coast publication, though it was never engraved (see general introduction).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.405 no.898.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Scenes on the Coast near ?Happisburgh 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-scenes-on-the-coast-near-happisburgh-r1181114, accessed 15 October 2019.