Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Shipping, at ?Calais or Dover; and a Study of a French Woman Wearing a Cap

1820

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16889
Turner Bequest CXCIII 105 a

Catalogue entry

In early 1820, at the end of his six month tour of Italy, Turner headed homeward and crossed the Channel between Calais and Dover. This page contains studies of shipping seen at either of the two harbours. Further sketches can be found on the inside back cover (D40989).
Also in the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet is a study of a woman wearing a large frilly cap. Turner has annotated the sketch with colour notes, including the comment in French, ‘Chapeau Rouge’ [Red hat].

Nicola Moorby
March 2011

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