Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain and Shipping

c.1830–41

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 187 × 227 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34841
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 356v

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.
The recto is Tate D34840 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 356).
Technical Notes:
The sheet has been folded twice across the centre. Light brown staining across the page.

John Chu
June 2015

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