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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sea and Sky c.1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Sea and Sky c.1845
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 146
Watercolour on white wove paper, 240 x 315 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘146’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 146’ 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.
Pencil notes reading ‘AB 144 P.O’ and ‘ccclxiv’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 146’.
Technical Notes:
Light brown and grey marks across the sheet.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Sea and Sky c.1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-r1182902, accessed 21 July 2019.