Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Cliffs from the Sea

1834

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26240
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 76 a

Catalogue entry

These three sketches of coastal cliffs belong to a group of sketches of the coast from the sea, that were made by Turner as he travelled south along the east coast from Edinburgh to London (folios 70 verso–77 verso; D26228–D26242). The two sketches on this page are similar to those on folio 75 verso (D26238) which, it has been suggested, may be the cliffs at Ravenscar in Yorkshire.

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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