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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 172 x 70 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35359
Turner Bequest CCCLV 13 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced more loose sketches of the profiles of distant coastal topography and cliff formations, possibly suggesting a fort-like structure atop two of the headlands. With the page turned horizontally a vertical profile of cliff faces drawn from a closer range can be seen.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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