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
D35603
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 65

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch appears to show cliffs on a Channel coast. It is unclear whether the source of smoke in the foreground is a small building or a steamer. There is a very slight continuation on folio 64 verso opposite (D35602). See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
September 2016

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