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
D35342
Turner Bequest CCCLV 5

Catalogue entry

The sketches on this page are inverted relative to the foliation. They continue on the opposite page, folio 4 verso (D35341), depicting sections of a cliff coastline. Turner has employed various hatching techniques here to jot down differentiations in the form and texture of the cliff faces. There may be a brief inscription above the second drawing from the top.
Technical notes:
The white chalk described in the entry for folio 4 verso (D35341) has offset faintly onto the page.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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