Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Sheerness, Kent

c.1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27364
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX 52

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the buildings sketched at the top of this page may be located in Kent like many other views in this volume. A.J. Finberg suggested at location at Sheerness.1 For more information on these, see the sketchbook introduction.
1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.887.
Technical notes:
The page has patches of brown discolouration where the glue attaching the pencil holders to the back cover has seeped through the later leaves.

John Chu
March 2015

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