Joseph Mallord William Turner

Profiles of Coastlines: ?Somerset and South Wales with Steep Holm and Flat Holm

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08746
Turner Bequest CXXIII 210

Catalogue entry

There appear to be four shallow profiles of distant coastlines, each extending to the width of the page. The shallow, isolated features may be Flat Holm and Steep Holm, seen from the Somerset coast. These islands lie in the Bristol Channel between Weston-super-Mare and Cardiff, and also appear on folios 19 verso, 121 recto and 166 recto (D08398, D08592, D08673; CXXIII 19a, 118, 163), as discussed under the first of these.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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