Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Beach ?near the Tour de Croy, Wimereux

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 237 x 337 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35387
Turner Bequest CCCLVII 2

Display caption

Turner's last visits to the Continent took place in 1845. These two studies were part of a sketchbook he used on his penultimate visit to France in May 1845, when he lingered on the coast north of Boulogne. Unusually for Turner, he dated a number of the sunset sketches he made on this trip, as if they held some special significance for him.

Gallery label, September 1995

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