Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sea and Sky

c.1830–45

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 224 x 279 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35930
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 87

Catalogue entry

This is appears to be 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.
Verso:
Patches of grey watercolour. Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV 87’.

John Chu
June 2015

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