Joseph Mallord William Turner

A West Country Coastline with Buildings

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08554
Turner Bequest CXXIII 97 a

Catalogue entry

This subject of this slight drawing is unidentified. It probably shows coastal cliffs, perhaps at the entrance to an estuary, with buildings in the left foreground and in the distance. Like the view on folio 99 verso (D08552; CXXIII 96a), it may show a Devon or Cornwall site.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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