Joseph Mallord William Turner

Calais, Picardy

c.1826

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 158 x 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24122
Turner Bequest CCLVI 8 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the loose town study in the centre of this page depicts Calais in Picardy, recognisable by its distinctively contrasting towers. For a more detailed drawing of these structures in the Turner Bequest see Tate D24857 (Turner Bequest CCLX 21). The sketch directly beneath presumably depicts the building at the bottom of the pier in that harbour town.

John Chu
July 2015

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