Joseph Mallord William Turner
Coast Scene with Buildings c.1840–5

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Coast Scene with Buildings
Date c.1840–5
Medium Oil on board
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest M 1972 U738
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In the 1840s Turner made some of his most transcendent and beautiful works in watercolour. He also experimented in this same style in a series of oils on board, as shown here. The effects of light, reflection and atmosphere continued to absorb him; accounting for the vast bulk of his subject matter and output in this period.

August 2004

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