Joseph Mallord William Turner

Above Hastings

c.1806–10

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05710
Turner Bequest XCI 92

Catalogue entry

The identification of Hastings is correctly given by Edward Croft-Murray in pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library. See folios 90–91 verso (D05707–D057090 for similar views.
The leaf is stained and splashed, perhaps with raindrops.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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