Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Cliffs on a Channel Coast

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D35506
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 10 a

Catalogue entry

Continuing on folio 11 recto opposite (D35507), there are two bands of slight notations apparently indicating cliffs, perhaps seen while under way in the Channel. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.
Technical notes:
There are dark diagonal streaks of adventitious, sooty matter across the centre and to the right.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like