Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain and Shipping

c.1830–41

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 187 x 227 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34840
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 356

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Technical Notes:
The sheet has been folded across the centre twice. Patches of light brown staining across the sheet. An area of abrasion at the centre of the sheet has obscured a passage of pencil drawing.
The verso is Tate D34841 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 356v).

John Chu
June 2015

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