Joseph Mallord William Turner

Preliminary Study for ‘Calais Pier, with French Poissards Preparing for Sea: An English Packet Arriving’

c.1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04961
Turner Bequest LXXXI 59

Catalogue entry

This is a continuation of the drawing on folio 30 verso opposite (D04960; Turner Bequest LXXXI 58).
Technical notes:
There is a smear of blue colour at the centre right, probably as a result of damage in the 1928 Tate Gallery flood.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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