Joseph Mallord William TurnerOn Beachy Head c.1806-10

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Artist
Title
On Beachy Head
From Herstmonceux and Pevensey Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCI
Date c.1806-10
MediumChalk and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05643
Turner Bequest XCI 26
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
On Beachy Head circa 1806–10
D05643
Turner Bequest XCI 26
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘26’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 26’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, lower right of centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are splashes of ink or grey wash on this leaf as well as spots of rain.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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