Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views with Windmills and a Church on a Channel Coast; Figures

1845

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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
D35626
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 79

Catalogue entry

This page has been used three ways, with a study of windmills above the sea, presumably on a Channel coast, at the top, an inverted skyline with a church spire at the bottom and, overlapping these but separated by an emphatic line a quick sketch of a figure or two made with the page turned vertically, above which is inscribed the plaintive phrase ‘Are you lost’.
See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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