View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
In much the same vein as the watercolour on folio 1 recto (D35361), Turner depicts the Folkestone coastline in the midst of a storm. The sombre sky and sea is rendered in shades of grey wash applied with dry-brush technique to expose the grain of the paper. The obscure profile of a headland painted on saturated paper in charcoal grey has been blurred by subsequent vertical applications of wash, lending it a fittingly distorted, murky appearance.
You might like
After Joseph Mallord William Turner Folkestone