Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain and Figures

c.1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 194 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25113
Turner Bequest CCLXII 13

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:
Light brown staining across the sheet. Vestiges of fine white wove paper around the edges.
Verso:
Pencil note reading ‘D25113’. Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCLXII – 13’.

John Chu
June 2015

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