J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cliffs on the Coast 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Cliffs on the Coast 1845
D35342
Turner Bequest CCCLV 5
Pencil on blue wove paper, 186 x 70 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘5’ top left inverted, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCLV–5’ top left inverted, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketches on this page are inverted relative to the foliation. They continue on the opposite page, folio 4 verso (D35341), depicting sections of a cliff coastline. Turner has employed various hatching techniques here to jot down differentiations in the form and texture of the cliff faces. There may be a brief inscription above the second drawing from the top.
Technical notes:
The white chalk described in the entry for folio 4 verso (D35341) has offset faintly onto the page.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Cliffs on the Coast 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, June 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cliffs-on-the-coast-r1142173, accessed 28 September 2016.