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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 168 × 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41088

Catalogue entry

This sketch may depict the fortified castle at the Rocher du Bock, though Turner’s cursory handling and lack of identifying features makes it difficult to determine the exact subject matter. There is an inscription in another hand reading ‘1 fr 10’, perhaps a denoting a price, at the top right of the pastedown.
Technical notes:
There is staining from the leather overlaps on the back outside cover at the top and bottom left and right of the page.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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