Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beach

c.1830–45

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 250 x 366 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35995
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 151

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.
Technical Notes:
An area of lighter white wove paper around the edge of the sheet indicated prolonged exposure to light.
Verso:
Light brown and grey marks across the sheet.

John Chu
June 2015

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