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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Views from Southampton Water, Including Southampton and Netley Abbey 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Recto:
Views from Southampton Water, Including Southampton and Netley Abbey 1827
D18111
Turner Bequest CCVII 63
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 100 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Ch...]’ toward top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘63’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCVII – 63’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Among the various profiles of low wooded hills here, Southampton appears at the top with its two church spires, and Netley Abbey is seen on the eastern bank of Southampton Water below the centre; see also folio 62 verso opposite (D18110). Turner’s inscription seems to be a place name, but is difficult to make out. 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, ‘Views from Southampton Water, Including Southampton and Netley Abbey 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-views-from-southampton-water-including-southampton-and-r1183599, accessed 05 December 2021.