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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 68 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22828
Turner Bequest CCXLV 27

Display caption

This is the only pen and ink sketch in this book, which Turner has mostly filled with hasty pencil notations of scenery at Brighton, Shoreham, Arundel and Petworth. Once again, he has resorted to making quick economic notes about the colours he saw, rather than actually bringing out his own set of watercolours to recreate the effect.

Gallery label, September 2004

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