Joseph Mallord William Turner

Morecambe Bay: A Lime Kiln under Cliffs

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01065
Turner Bequest XXXV 63

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this subject is reminiscent of scenes observed by Turner on his tour of South Wales in 1795, for example Tate D00566 (Turner Bequest XXVI 14) in the South Wales sketchbook, and anticipates drawings he was to make in other parts of Wales during his tour of 1798. He produced a small oil painting known as Limekiln at Coalbrookdale in this year, 1797, or possibly 1798 (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).1
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.20 no.22, pl.17 (colour).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.63’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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