Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocky Cliffs, ?near Scarborough

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02774
Turner Bequest LIV 97 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this one of the long sequence of sketches taken on the Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Whitby, between folios 83 verso and 98 verso (D02746–D02776). It is a rapid note that nevertheless conveys with great energy the essential elements of the subject; compare folios 90 verso–91 recto and 91 verso–92 recto (D02760–D02763).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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