Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lighthouse on the Coast, Seen from the Sea

1834

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26236
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 74 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch, drawn along the top of a torn page, depicts a lighthouse on a cliff as seen from the sea. It belongs to a group of sketches of the coast from the sea, made by Turner as he travelled south along the east coast from Edinburgh to London (folios 70 verso–77 verso; D26228–D26242).

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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