Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Town by the Sea, with Hills and the Coast Beyond, Probably in North Devon

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 × 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09558
Turner Bequest CXXXII 73

Catalogue entry

Finberg thought the subject here was Bideford,1 but the topography of this faint drawing is unclear. There seems to be a coast with headlands beyond (compare folio 72 recto; D09557), which would not fit with Bideford (see under folio 79 recto; D09564), but the scene may be somewhere along the north Devon coast nearby.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.374.
Technical notes:
There is some staining to the right-hand edge of the leaf.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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