Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses on a Channel Cliff

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35519
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 17 a

Catalogue entry

Continues on folio 18 recto opposite (D35520), this drawing shows houses above boats drawn up on a steep beach. The setting is presumably a Channel coastline, and there is a similar view on folio 16 verso (D35517). At the bottom right is a slight continuation of a separate, inverted coastal view on the opposite page. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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