Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings, ?Calais

1824

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19580
Turner Bequest CCXVI 15

Catalogue entry

These rough, cursory sketches are likely to show parts of Calais and its harbour; they have been drawn with the sketchbook turned upside down. The artist arrived at the French port at the very beginning of his tour on 11 August 1824.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

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