Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain, English Channel

c.1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 158 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24127
Turner Bequest CCLVI 11

Catalogue entry

Turner filled much of this page with studies of coastal scenery, including clifftops and a distant town. The seaside sketches in this volume have been located to the regions around Dover, Folkestone, and Calais on each side of the English Channel.1
1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.777; Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.156.
Technical Notes:
Light brown staining down the right-hand edge of the page.

John Chu
July 2015

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