Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Coastal Terrain

c.1830

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Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 x 194 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24616
Turner Bequest CCLIX 51

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 paint surface is work across the sheet.
Verso:
Pencil notes ‘[...]51’ and ‘D24616’. Vestiges of white wove paper around the edges, presumably from an earlier mount.

John Chu
June 2015

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