J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A West Country Coastline with Buildings 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 100 Verso:
A West Country Coastline with Buildings 1811
D08554
Turner Bequest CXXIII 97a
Pencil on white wove printing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Part watermark ‘kie
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This subject of this slight drawing is unidentified. It probably shows coastal cliffs, perhaps at the entrance to an estuary, with buildings in the left foreground and in the distance. Like the view on folio 99 verso (D08552; CXXIII 96a), it may show a Devon or Cornwall site.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A West Country Coastline with Buildings 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-west-country-coastline-with-buildings-r1137031, accessed 30 November 2020.