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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 141 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24625
Turner Bequest CCLIX 60

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:
A margin of darker blue paper around the edge of the sheet indicates prolonged exposure to light.
Verso:
Pencil notes reading ‘54 – 68’ and ‘CCLIX – [...]0’.

John Chu
June 2015

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