Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sea and Sky

after 1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 × 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25396
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 273

Catalogue entry

This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction. This sheet was cut from a much larger sheet, the other sections of which paper expert Peter Bower has located in the Turner Bequest. 1 These are Tate D25346–D25348, D25396–D25398 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 224–226, 272–275).
1
Peter Bower, Turner’s Later Papers: A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of his Drawing Papers 1820–1851, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.85
Verso:
Pencil note reading ‘D25396’.

John Chu
June 2015

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