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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sea and Sky c.1830-45

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Sea and Sky c.1830–45
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 87
Watercolour on white wove paper, 224 x 279 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘87’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 87’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is appears to be one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Patches of grey watercolour. Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV 87’.

John Chu
June 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Sea and Sky c.1830–45 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-r1182887, accessed 12 June 2021.