Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sea and Sky

c.1830–45

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 238 x 311 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35884
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 45

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.
Technical Notes:
Round patches of white towards the top centre of the painted area, perhaps caused by drops of water.
Verso:
The verso is attached to the mount.

John Chu
June 2015

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