Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs on the Coast

1845

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 70 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35336
Turner Bequest CCCLV 2

Catalogue entry

Turner has produced the drawing with the page turned horizontally relative to the foliation. This is a rough sketch of a downward sloping cliff, where Turner has rendered the craggy outcrops and contours of the top of the cliff. The marks at the right may indicate a separate drawing of a cliff, where the sketchbook has been turned upside down relative to the foliation. This drawing seems to continue onto the bottom of folio 1 verso opposite (D35335).
Technical notes:
There is some discolouration on the left- and right-hand side of the page where the paper has browned through exposure.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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