Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of a Distant Shoreline ?near Swinemünde with Buildings, Boats, Lightships, Etc

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31111
Turner Bequest CCCVII 46 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records three prospects of a distant shoreline with lightships, buildings and boats. The location is possibly near Swinemünde (now Swinoujscie) on the Baltic Sea (depicted on the folio opposite: Tate D31112; Turner Bequest CCCVII 47). The tops of one of the lightships and boat masts are extended on CCCVII 47.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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