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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex 1826
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 175
Pencil on white wove paper, 231 x 367 mm
Watermark ‘IVY MILL | 1816’
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLIV 175’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These sketches belong to a group of views of the West Sussex town of Shoreham which Turner worked onto white ‘Ivy Mill’ watermarked paper as he embarked on his 1826 tour of Northern France.1 A list of these is provided in the Introduction to this section.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.23.
Technical Note:
The sheet is one quarter of a larger sheet folded into four. On the other three quadrants feature D34556, D34557, D34559 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 173; CCCXLIV d 174; CCCXLIV d 176).

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-shoreham-harbour-west-sussex-r1185611, accessed 17 January 2022.