Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings in an Open Landscape; ?Coastal Cliffs, Perhaps near Margate

c.1829–30

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22466
Turner Bequest CCXLI 2 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, an isolated group of domestic buildings is shown at the centre. They seem to be in the middle of a rather indeterminate open landscape with a horizon above them, or perhaps by a shore. Along the bottom of the page appears to be a separate sketch, apparently showing the profile of a coastline with a small building or tower silhouetted towards the left. There are identified views of Margate elsewhere in this book; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
May 2014

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