Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain and Figure

c.1830

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24908
Turner Bequest CCLX 72

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Technical notes:
The ink is faded across the sheet. The right-hand edge of the sheet is stained light brown.
Verso:
Pencil note ‘D24908’. Vestiges of white wove paper around the edges, presumably from an earlier mount.

John Chu
June 2015

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