Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sea and Sky

c.1820–30

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 452 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25265
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 143

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:
Patches of watercolour across sheet. Pencil notes reading ‘AB 150 P | O’ and ‘CCLXIII 143’. Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCLXIII – 143’.

John Chu
June 2015

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