Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Village on the Channel Coast

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D35612
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 70 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there are two studies of clusters of low buildings, probably showing different aspects of what Finberg called a ‘Fishing village’,1 presumably on a Channel coast. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.1173.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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