Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Boat off the Channel Coast

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35558
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 40 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically. The upper half is taken up with a vigorous study which seems to show a sailing boat off a Channel coastline. Turner’s comment below it is illegible. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.
At the gutter is a slight continuation of one of the horizontal view at Eu on folio 41 recto opposite (D35559)
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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