Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastline ?at Brighton and Portsmouth

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18322
Turner Bequest CCX 8

Catalogue entry

These cursory sketches, dashed-off in a matter of moments, show coastline and possibly sky. The location may be Brighton or Portsmouth, though the sketches are rather too slight to reveal any identifiable features. The artist has inscribed ‘Light’ next to a sky study at centre. There is also a coastal view at rear, drawn with the sketchbook turned upside down and annotated ‘3 B[...]’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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