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Depicting a section of Folkestone’s coastline in the midst of a storm, Turner has flooded the paper with dilute grey and blue wash, allowing the colours to merge into one another. A dry-brush technique has been used in the foreground, the textured result giving an impression of a choppy sea. The shadowed profile of a headland emerges to the right of the central register, its contours blurred as the wash has bled and feathered.
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After Joseph Mallord William Turner Folkestone