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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour and crayon on paper
Dimensions
Support: 219 x 290 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35855
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 18

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Verso:
Marked with watercolour across sheet. Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 18’. Pencil note reading ‘D.35855’.

John Chu
June 2015

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