Joseph Mallord William Turner

Above the North Bay, Scarborough, Looking North

c.1816–18

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11927
Turner Bequest CL 11

Catalogue entry

This sketch records the view from the cliffs above the north bay at Scarborough, near the junction of the present Queen’s Parade and Albert Road, looking north-north-west to Scalby Ness with Long Nab seen directly beyond. The view from the same spot, but looking in a southerly direction, is depicted in another sketch in the sequence (D11929; Turner Bequest CL 12). The sketches are separated in the present pagination, but the connection suggests that the given by Finberg might have corresponded to their original order.

David Hill
September 2008

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