Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Breakwater at Berwick-upon-Tweed

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25996
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 41

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted, this view of a breakwater from a cliff-top is likely to have been made at Berwick-upon-Tweed. There is a similar composition on folio 34 (D25984; CCLXVII 34), though looking south instead of east. Turner also drew the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater on folio 34 verso (D25985; CCLXVII 34a) and made several further studies of the coast (see folio 52 verso; D26016; CCLXVII 52a).
For more information on Turner’s visit to Berwick see folio 48 verso (D26009; CCLXVII 48a).
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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