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 142
Watercolour on white wove paper, 252 x 368 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red in ‘142’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 142’ bottom right
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. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
Light brown and grey staining around the edges of the sheet.
Pencil notes reading ‘AB 144 P.O’ and ‘ccclxiv’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 142’.
Technical Notes:
Light brown and grey staining across the sheet.

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-r1182900, accessed 13 June 2021.