Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on Coast ?at Southwold, Suffolk

c.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: 115 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18256
Turner Bequest CCIX 51

Catalogue entry

The drawing at top right most likely depicts the Church of St Edmund at Southwold, Suffolk (Tate D18252; Turner Bequest CCIX 49). This may indicate, then, that the coastal scenes rendered below the church also show that town and its environs. These scenes have been executed with the sketchbook turned upside down.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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