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
D35597
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 62

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, unidentified Channel cliffs are shown. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.
The significance of the small separate sketch at the bottom left is unclear.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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