Joseph Mallord William Turner

Looking out to Sea from the Shore

1796

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 126 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00833
Turner Bequest XXX 89 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is the only drawing that might attract criticism for the perfunctoriness that Finberg saw in the whole sketchbook (see the Introduction). It is one of the least sensitive of all Turner’s observations of the sea.

Andrew Wilton
May 2011

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