Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs on a Channel Coast

1845

In Tate Britain

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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
D35508
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 11 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view of distant Channel coast cliffs is briefly annotated, apparently with a diagonal line to mark the feature in question, although it is yet to be identified. There is a brief continuation on folio 12 recto opposite (D35509). See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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