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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sea and Sky; Figure c.1835-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 62 Recto:
Sea and Sky; Figure c.1835–40
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX a 62
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R’, ‘R’, Bl’ centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘62’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXIX (a) – 62’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The cursory nature of these figure and seascape sketches is typical of the drawings in this sketchbook. For more information, see the sketchbook Introduction.
Technical notes:
The glue binding the inside back cover to the binding board has seeped into this page, causing a stain.
John Chu
Febraury 2015

How to cite

Sea and Sky; Figure c.1835–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, 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-sea-and-sky-figure-r1181606, accessed 04 December 2021.