Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping and Coastal Terrain

c.1830

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25030
Turner Bequest CCLXI 58

Catalogue entry

Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.
Verso:
Pencil note ‘D25030’ ‘23[...]’. Vestiges of white wove paper around the edges, presumably from an earlier mount.

John Chu
June 2015

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