Joseph Mallord William Turner

Above Hastings, Looking Towards Beachy Head

c.1806–10

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: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05708
Turner Bequest XCI 91

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. There is a more perfunctory view on the verso (D05709) and a similar one on folio 92 of the sketchbook (D05710).
The leaf is stained, and repaired at upper left.

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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