Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures and Coastal Terrain

c.1830

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 139 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25087
Turner Bequest CCLXI 115

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:
Light brown marks across the sheet.
Verso:
Pencil note ‘D25087’ and ‘107 | 0’. Vestiges of white wove paper around the edges, presumably from an earlier mount. Light brown marks across the sheet.

John Chu
June 2015

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore