Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of a Channel Coast

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35574
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 49 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there are three quick studies of what is probably the Channel coast, apparently including clouds, cliffs, shipping and a low sun. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal and shipping views and inscribed studies of clouds and the sun over the sea scattered through it.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter and at the edge, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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