Joseph Mallord William TurnerSix Coast Scenes with Shipping or Figures c.1815-20

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Artist
Title
Six Coast Scenes with Shipping or Figures
From Hints River Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLI
Date c.1815-20
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 88 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10587
Turner Bequest CXLI 1
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Six Coast Scenes with Shipping or Figures circa 1815–20
D10587
Turner Bequest CXLI 1
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 114 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘1’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXLI 1’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The leaf is divided by faint pencil lines into six sections, each containing a marine composition with shipping or figures on a shore. The sketches are very slight and quickly-drawn.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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