Joseph Mallord William TurnerBoats and Figures on the Coast, Calais 1802

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Artist
Title
Boats and Figures on the Coast, Calais
From Small Calais Pier Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXI
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 112 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04200
Turner Bequest LXXI 8
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Boats and Figures on the Coast, Calais 1802
D04200
Turner Bequest LXXI 8
Pencil on wove paper prepared with a reddish brown wash, 112 x 187 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXI 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Numbered by Finberg as folio 8 in this book, this has since been rebound as folio 10. This group of wooden posts or groynes is presumably on Calais Pier, perhaps with Fort Rouge in the middle distance.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2003

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