Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for ‘Calais Pier, with French Poissards Preparing for Sea: An English Packet Arriving’

c.1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 275 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05005
Turner Bequest LXXXI 103

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a continuation of the drawing on folio 52 verso opposite (D05004; Turner Bequest LXXXI 102), under which the subject is discussed.
Technical notes:
The upper half of the leaf (the lower as foliated) was evidently already missing when Turner made this drawing, so the top part of the sail is of necessity carried over onto folio 54 recto (D05007; Turner Bequest LXXXI 105).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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