Joseph Mallord William TurnerCalais Harbour, with Sailing Vessel 1802

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Artist
Title
Calais Harbour, with Sailing Vessel
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
D04198
Turner Bequest LXXI 6
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Calais Harbour, with Sailing Vessel 1802
D04198
Turner Bequest LXXI 6
Pencil on wove paper prepared with a grey wash, 112 x 187 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXI 6’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Numbered by Finberg as folio 6 in this book, this has since been bound as folio 7. The subject now appears inverted. The skyline of Calais, including the church of Notre Dame and the Tour de Guet, is visible beyond the harbour.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2003

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