Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Kent Coastal Views around St Margaret’s at Cliffe and Margate

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35531
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 25 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, Turner records a series of coastal profiles, presumably noted while at sea. The slight annotations may indicate St Margaret’s at Cliffe, near Dover (see under folio 20 verso; D35523) and Turner’s familiar Kent base at Margate (see under folio 99 verso; D35666). There are similar studies on folio 26 verso (D35532).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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