Joseph Mallord William Turner

Clouds and Low Sun over the Baltic; Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Two Instalments); Distant Coastline on Baltic (in Four Instalments)

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31115
Turner Bequest CCCVII 48 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned upright, Turner has produced a study of the clouds and a low sun over the Baltic. The colour notes ‘Pink’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Red’ and ‘Orange’ are inscribed around the view. With the sketchbook turned horizontally the artist has recorded two views of headland on the Baltic. One is rendered in four instalments (numbered ‘1’ to ‘4’ with the note ‘Water Dark the Land Red’). The second view is rendered at bottom right, in two instalments, and is inscribed ‘Gr[...]’ (possibly Greifswald on the Baltic).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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