Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views on Coast ?at or near Portsmouth or Brighton

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18327
Turner Bequest CCX 10 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has rendered two cursory views: the uppermost depicts shipping navigating the waters near a harbour at sunrise, the lowermost shows a tower on the coast. The location may be Brighton or Portsmouth.
The artist has inscribed ‘Claude [?Morning]’ directly below the marine view. This is a reference to Claude Lorrain, the French seventeenth-century landscape painter from whom Turner derived much inspiration. See also Tate D18328–D18330; Turner Bequest CCX 11–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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