Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hilly Terrain; Shipping

c.1826

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 158 × 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24115
Turner Bequest CCLVI 5

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, Turner filled the upper half of this page with a loose study of hilly terrain. The bottom half of the page features shipping. There is no distinguishing landmark to identify these scenes although some of the sketches in this volume have been located to to the regions around Dover and Folkestone, and also Calais and Beauvais.1

John Chu
July 2015

1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.777; Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.156.

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