Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cottages on the Slopes of a Chine

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 204 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00443
Turner Bequest XXIV 35

Catalogue entry

Finberg refers to this drawing and those on folios 34 recto and 35 recto (D00441, D00442; Turner Bequest XXIV 33, 34) as ‘slight’;1 in fact, although the pencil work is very light, much information is concentrated into them. The chine is perhaps that at Blackgang in Chale Bay, a famous beauty spot. Note the course of the stream, presumably from this chine, as it crosses what is probably a beach far below on the right. See also folio 5 recto (D00411) for another possible view of this chine.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
1
Finberg 1912, p.90.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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