Joseph Mallord William Turner

?North Foreland Lighthouse, Kent

c.1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 206 × 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27329
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX 34

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with studies of a lighthouse and its surroundings. A.J. Finberg suggested they depict the structure at North Foreland.1 For more information on the Kentish scenes in this volume, see the sketchbook introduction.
1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.886
Technical notes:
A dark brown finger print marks the bottom left-hand corner of the page.

John Chu
March 2015

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