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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Sea and Sky, ?English Coast c.1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Sea and Sky, ?English Coast c.1832
D36285
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 417
Gouache and watercolour on blue paper, 192 x 279 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 417’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram
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 coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. Turner specialist Eric Shanes has made a possible connection between this sheet and preparations for Turner’s Picturesque Views on the East Coast of England engraving series.1 For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
1
Evelyn Joll, Martin Butlin and Luke Herrmann (eds.), The Oxford Companion to J.M.W. Turner, Oxford 2001, p.82
Verso:
Pencil notes reading ‘28’ and ‘47’. Red ink note reading ‘417 | ccclxiv. 295’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 417’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Sea and Sky, ?English Coast c.1832 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-sea-and-sky-english-coast-r1182940, accessed 14 May 2021.