Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Rocky Upland with Clouds

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 × 103 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02403
Turner Bequest LII 7 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 8 recto opposite (D02404). Whereas the two preceding drawings, on folios 3 verso–4 recto and 5 verso–6 recto (D02397–D02398, D02400–D02401), were taken looking south with the sea on the left of the scene, this is apparently a view looking north, and it may be inferred that the sea is away to the right.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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