Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Sun Setting off the Shore

1845

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Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 172 x 70 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35351
Turner Bequest CCCLV 9 a

Catalogue entry

Turner has worked across this page and folio 10 recto opposite (D35352) to produce a sketch of the sun setting beyond the shoreline. Soft horizontal bands of smudged pencil and grainy chalk capture the effects of evening light on the clouds and sea. A group of figures are suggested in rough line towards the bottom of the page.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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