Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Harbour and Lighthouse, with Channel Cliffs Beyond; a Coastal View, Possibly near St Leonards-on-Sea

1845

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35652
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 92

Catalogue entry

At the top is a coastal view with buildings, under which there may be a note relating to St Leonards-on-Sea, adjacent to Hastings in East Sussex. The drawing continues on folio 91 verso opposite (D35651).
Below, the other way up, is a rapid view of a harbour and cliffs, presumably on a Channel coast; it is also continued on the opposite page, where a lighthouse is seen. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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