Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sea and Sky

c.1820–30

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 301 x 485 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25239
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 117

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Verso:
Small spots of watercolour across the sheet. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCLXIII – 117’. Pencil notes reading ‘CCLXIII . 117’, ‘AB [...]’, ‘D25239’.

John Chu
June 2015

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