Joseph Mallord William Turner

?View of Calais

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20074
Turner Bequest CCXVI 267

Catalogue entry

This roughly rendered sketch appears to show a coastal scene, with a possible harbour in the foreground. The arced lines above the view may represent a rainbow. Turner’s handling here is almost identical to a very slight sketch of Calais on folio 268 verso (Tate D20077; Turner Bequest CCXVI 268a). It may be that the artist depicts the same harbour in this sketch.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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