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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin At Terracina c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 59 Recto:
At Terracina c.1794–8
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIII 59
Pencil and grey and grey-blue wash on white wove paper, 179 x 235 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 363 x 495 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘59’ on mount, top right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIII – 59’ on mount, bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is based on the drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in Beckford Sketchbook I, p.31, inscribed ‘Near Terracina. July 5 [1782]’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.4.31).1 It is recorded in Beaumont tracing no.77 (B) [194:77(B)] (after Cozens; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).
Another drawing of Terracina is in the second Monro album (Tate D36496; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 18). Some scholars, including A.P. Oppé, have considered this drawing to be entirely by Girtin.
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.55 under no.228; Charles Nugent, British Watercolours in the Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester: A Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours by Artists Born before 1880, London and Manchester 2003, p.91, reproduced.
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘At Terracina c.1794–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thomas-girtin-at-terracina-r1140644, accessed 09 March 2021.