Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs on the Coast; ?Walmer Castle

1845

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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
D35343
Turner Bequest CCCLV 5 a

Catalogue entry

The bottom three sketches of cliffs are inverted relative to the foliation and are continued on folio 6 recto opposite (D35344). Turner has roughly outlined the formations of the terrain at the top of the cliffs, perhaps also suggesting a church spire in the distance in the first two drawings. Above the cliff sketches are rather indistinct pencil marks, possibly separate landscapes or continuations from the sketches of Walmer Castle on the opposite page. Turner has inscribed what appears to be the word ‘Castle’ in pencil towards the middle and close to the gutter of the page.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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