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: 166 x 70 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35346
Turner Bequest CCCLV 7

Catalogue entry

The sketches are inverted relative to the foliation. The principal sketches at the centre appear to continue from those on folio 6 verso opposite (D35345). Turner has inscribed the first of these sketches in pencil with a number ‘1’. Above and below these are scalloped strokes of the pencil, perhaps marking the initiation of a sketch, which Turner has left undeveloped. At the bottom of the page Turner seems to have begun to render a further cliff formation but has also left it undeveloped.
Technical notes:
The paper is spotted in some areas with a black substance.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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