Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Rocky Coast with Cliffs to the Left and the Sea to the Right

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02653
Turner Bequest LIV 36

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 35 verso opposite (D02652). The cliffs shown here are probably on the Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Whitby. Compare drawings in the 1801 Guisborough Shore sketchbook (Tate D02406–D02409; Turner Bequest LII 9a–10, 10a–11).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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