Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs and a Harbour on a Channel Coast; a Steamer at Sea

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35635
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 83 a

Catalogue entry

At the top is a study of what seems to be an enclosed harbour, presumably on a Channel coast. Two other sketches are the other way up, with distant cliffs and the smoke of a steamer. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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