Joseph Mallord William Turner

Headland on the Coast

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25739
Turner Bequest CCLXV 54

Catalogue entry

These two sketches both show a headland with a small tower on the coast. While it is possible that these sketches may have been made at Berwick-upon-Tweed or Liverpool (both depicted elsewhere in this book), there are too many unidentified coastal scenes to make this very certain.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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