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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Views on the Channel Coast, ?Including Boulogne 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 49 Recto:
Views on the Channel Coast, ?Including Boulogne 1845
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 49
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 86 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[...]’ top centre and ‘[?Bol]’ above right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘49’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXI – 49’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, there are three quick studies here, probably along the Channel coast. The middle one may be labelled ‘Bol’ for Boulogne; see under folio 1 recto (D35487). See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter and at the edge, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Views on the Channel Coast, ?Including Boulogne 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-views-on-the-channel-coast-including-boulogne-r1183992, accessed 19 May 2022.