Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Coastal Fort, Kent

c.1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27282
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX 2

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a view of waterside buildings, perhaps defensive in nature, onto this page. For more information, see the sketchbook introduction.
Technical notes:
A section of the bottom of the page is stained brown where the glue used to fixing the pencil holder to the front cover has seeped into the paper.

John Chu
March 2015

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