Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Rocky Cliff

1791

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 163 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00075
Turner Bequest VI 4

Catalogue entry

The subject is probably part of the cliffs of the Avon Gorge at Hot Wells or Wallis’s Wall. The book was turned vertically to make this drawing, with the top of the subject towards the spine.
Technical notes:
Two holes near the spine have been repaired.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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