Joseph Mallord William Turner On the Beach: A Stormy Effect over the Sea: 12 May 1845 1845

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Title
On the Beach: A Stormy Effect over the Sea: 12 May 1845
From Ambleteuse and Wimereux Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCCLVII
Date 1845
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 237 x 337 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35387
Turner Bequest CCCLVII 2
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Turner's last visits to the Continent took place in 1845. These two studies were part of a sketchbook he used on his penultimate visit to France in May 1845, when he lingered on the coast north of Boulogne. Unusually for Turner, he dated a number of the sunset sketches he made on this trip, as if they held some special significance for him.

September 1995

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