Joseph Mallord William TurnerCliffs 1845

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From Hythe and Walmer Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCCLV
Date 1845
MediumChalk and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 70 x 186 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLV 10 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Cliffs 1845
Turner Bequest CCCLV 10a
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 70 x 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner has produced the larger of the two drawings with the page turned horizontally. The other small drawing of a cliff is positioned at the top of the page in accordance with the foliation. An emboldened inverted ‘L’ shaped line connected to this first sketch seems to form the headland of another small sketch of a cliff which extends onto folio 11 recto (D35354). The smaller of the two sketches is loosely drawn with blunt pencil to provide the briefest of pictorial notations of a further cliff view.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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