Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sea and Sky

c.1835

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 x 357 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35989
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 145

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:
Pencil notes reading ‘A.B. 144 P.O’ and ‘ccclxiv’. Stamped in black with the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 145’.
Technical Notes:
Light brown and grey marks across the sheet.

John Chu
June 2015

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