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 306
Gouache and watercolour on blue paper, 193 x 280 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXIV – 306’ bottom right
Blind stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards 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:
A margin of darker blue paper around the edge of the sheet indicates prolonged exposure to light.
Pencil notes reading ‘574A’ and ‘CCCLXIV – 306’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 306’.

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-r1182927, accessed 17 May 2021.