Joseph Mallord William Turner

Low Sun over the Sea

c.1830–41

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 152 x 236 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34952
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 451

Catalogue entry

This appears to be 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.
Verso:
Red ink notes reading ‘448’ and ‘cccxliv, 436’. Pencil note reading ‘457’.

John Chu
June 2015

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