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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02470
Turner Bequest LIII 7

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, showing a more distant view from the same direction as that on folio 6 recto (D02469), this is one of three views of Whitby taken from similar viewpoints in the Inner Harbour; see also folio 8 recto (D02471). Gerald Wilkinson thought that the style of this drawing was consistent with its (and the rest of the sketchbook’s) having been executed on Turner’s previous visit to the north–east, in 1797.1
For other views of Whitby in this book, see under D02469.
1
See Wilkinson 1972, p.109.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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