Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views on the Channel Coast, ?Including Boulogne

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35573
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 49

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are three quick studies here, probably along the Channel coast. The middle one may be labelled ‘Bol’ for Boulogne; see under folio 1 recto (D35487). See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views 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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