View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
The view is southwards along the cliffs at Land’s End, with the offshore Armed Knight formation at the top right. For other views around the site, see under folio 22 recto (D08941; CXXV 50, bound as CXXV a 22).
As discussed in the introduction, the pages of this ‘sketchbook’ appear to have originally been loose sheets, and are not recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory of the Bequest, although he subsequently noted the subject incorrectly as ‘Cliffs with St. Michs Mount in dist.’ in a manuscript listing;1 for St Michael’s Mount, see under folio 7 recto (D41282). C.F. Bell described it in his own notes simply as ‘Rocky coast’.2 Figures usually corresponding to Finberg’s MS catalogue page numbers, which differ from Bell’s sequence, are inscribed on the verso of most sheets.
A.J. Finberg, MS addenda, [circa 1928–39], tipped into a copy of his A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, opposite p.356, as CXXV(a) 14.
C.F. Bell, MS addenda, [after 1928], tipped into a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, p.356B, as CXXVa 67.
The sheet is slightly wrinkled, possibly as a result of exposure to damp.
Blank, save for inscription by Edwin Fagg in pencil ‘112 | 14’ bottom right. There are glue stains at the corners of the sheet.
You might like
After Joseph Mallord William Turner Land’s End