Joseph Mallord William Turner Sunset ?1830

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Artist
Title
Sunset
From Arundel and Shoreham Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXLV
Date ?1830
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
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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.

September 2004

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