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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26226
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 69

Catalogue entry

A quick sweep of Turner’s pencil bisects this page horizontally and represents the horizon in this visual note of the sky over the sea. Scribbles of different mass and density represent clouds that hover low over the horizon. What looks like a number ‘9’ at the centre of the sketch may in fact be the sun or a crescent moon. Turner may have made this sketch during his return from Edinburgh by sea in October 1834.
There are some light brown stains at the bottom right of the page.
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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