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Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851


ca. 1811
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor, pen and brown ink and scraping out on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 5 3/4 x 8 5/8in. (14.6 x 21.9cm), Frame: 15 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 1 inches (38.7 x 51.4 x 2.5 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "J.M.W. TURNER : WEYMOUTH"

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "JMW Turner RA"

watermark: J.WHATMAN (letters, similar to Haewood 1846A)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beach | cityscapes | fishermen (people) | landscape | marine art | mountains | sailboats | ships
Associated Places:
Dorset | England | Europe | United Kingdom | Weymouth
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IIIF Manifest:

Turner and the Sea (National Maritime Museum, 2013-11-22 - 2014-04-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

J.M.W. Turner, R.A.: The Great Watercolors (Royal Academy of Arts, 2000-12-02 - 2001-02-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner 1996 (National Gallery of Victoria, 1996-06-23 - 1996-09-09) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner 1996 (National Gallery of Australia, 1996-03-17 - 1996-06-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Translations - Turner and Printmaking (Yale Center for British Art, 1993-09-29 - 1993-12-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

J. M. W. Turner - The Foundations of Genius (The Taft Museum, 1986-09-18 - 1986-11-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10-20 - 1983-02-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 34, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA) [YCBA]

An exhibition of English drawings and water colors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, February 18-April 1, 1962, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1962, pp. 29, 43, cat. no. 88, Pl. 88, NC228 U6 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellon Shelf [YCBA]

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 72, 131-2, no. II.11, no. 59, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eric M. Lee, Translations : Turner and printmaking, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1993, pp. 18-19, no. 33, NJ18 .T85 L44 1993 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Michael Lloyd, Turner, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1996, pp.66-67,110,234, no. 44, NJ18 T85 L57 1996 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 95, no. 140, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christine Riding, Turner & the sea, Thames & Hudson, London, 2013, pp. 67, 84. 133, no. 39, NJ18.T85 R52 2013 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eric Shanes, The life and masterworks of J.M.W. Turner, Parkstone Press, New York, 2008, pp. 112-13, NJ18 T85 S441 2008 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eric Shanes, Turner, the great watercolours , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2000, pp. 22, 98, cat. no. 25, NJ18 T85 S446 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ian Warrell, Turner's Wessex : architecture and ambition, Scala, London, 2015, pp. 127, 128, fig. 121, NJ18.T85 W3784 2015 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, p.551, No. 448, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, cat. no. 34, NC228 Y34 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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