Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scene on Quay ?at Calais

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19922
Turner Bequest CCXVI 186

Catalogue entry

Here Turner makes a swift record of a scene on a quay, possibly at Calais. Figures walk down a jetty at centre and boats with tall masts are moored at right. This sketch is connected to the drawing of fishermen and fishwives on the folio opposite (Tate D20083; Turner Bequest CCXVI 272). For other drawings of Calais harbour and the beach (see Tate D04196, D04197, D20077, D28477–D28478, D24907, D24949; Turner Bequest LXXI 4, 5, CCXVI 268a, CCLX 41–42, CCLX 71, 113).

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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