Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs on the Coast

1845

Not on display
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
D35340
Turner Bequest CCCLV 4

Catalogue entry

The sketches on this page are inverted relative to the foliation. The drawings continue across the opposite page, folio 3 verso (D35339), depicting sections of a cliff coastline. Turner has rendered the contours and some of the surface texture of the cliffs with swift, abbreviated strokes of the pencil.
Technical notes:
Incidental traces of chalk appear to be unrelated to the drawing.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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