Joseph Mallord William Turner

Looking out to Sea

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04227
Turner Bequest LXXI 31

Catalogue entry

Numbered by Finberg as folio 31 of this sketchbook, this has since been rebound as folio 38.
This sketch is a very slight outline, apparently showing a small vessel seen out to sea from a shore with breaking waves. A few rough notations show a shaft of light breaking from a cloudy sky.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2003

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