Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs on a Channel Coast

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35633
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 82 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation is a study of cliffs, presumably on a Channel coast, with an illegible inscription above. The slighter drawings below appear to be continuations from similar views on folio 83 recto opposite (D35634), which are the other way up. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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