Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes at ?Calais Harbour

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19575
Turner Bequest CCXVI 12 a

Catalogue entry

These swiftly rendered sketches show the headland and harbour of a coastal town, most likely Calais, where the artist disembarked at the very beginning of his tour on 11 August 1824. Turner has recorded various sailing vessels at sea and, at bottom right, two figures conversing.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

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