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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Southampton at Sunset; the Shore of Southampton Water 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Recto:
Southampton at Sunset; the Shore of Southampton Water 1827
D18119
Turner Bequest CCVII 67
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 100 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘67’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCVII – 67’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the top right is a continuation of the view on folio 66 verso (D18118), where Southampton is seen at sunset to the north-west. The low arched structure below the trees on this page is perhaps a lime kiln on the eastern shore of Southampton Water, in the vicinity of where Weston Parade now runs; it is the viewpoint for the Southampton sketch, and is also shown from the other side with the town beyond on folio 65 verso (D18116). This is one of a sequence of views in the Southampton area; see under folio 58 verso (D18102).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Southampton at Sunset; the Shore of Southampton Water 1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, 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-southampton-at-sunset-the-shore-of-southampton-water-r1183607, accessed 06 December 2021.