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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Coast at Goeree, Holland 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
The Coast at Goeree, Holland 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 5
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Goree’ top centre towards right
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘5’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–5’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These slight sketches show the coastline at Goeree, an island in South Holland which gives onto the North Sea. The sketch inscribed ‘Goree’ shows the Toren van Goedereede, the tower of St Catharina’s Church, and the stone beacon. The sketch rendered inversely to it is the same view, drawn from a greater distance, with a merchantman outward bound.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Coast at Goeree, Holland 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-coast-at-goeree-holland-r1187272, accessed 18 May 2022.