Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Breakwater at Berwick-upon-Tweed

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25995
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 40 a

Catalogue entry

Finberg regarded the slight marks on this page as a continuation of the sketch of a breakwater on folio 41 (D25996; CCLXVII 41).1 However, it is hard to decipher very much meaning from these few pencil marks, which may represent the edge of the cliff.
For more information on Turner’s visit to Berwick see folio 48 verso (D26009; CCLXVII 48a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.858.

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