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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cliffs and Buildings on a Channel Coast 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 76 Verso:
Cliffs and Buildings on a Channel Coast 1845
D35621
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 76a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 86 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains a number of overlapping sketches. With the page turned vertically a tower is seen on a cliff or headland with a small boat in the foreground. With the page inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there is a larger outline view of what may be the same building, and a smaller sketch of a building in a setting which continues on folio 77 recto opposite (D35622).
These subjects are presumably on a Channel coast. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Cliffs and Buildings on a Channel Coast 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cliffs-and-buildings-on-a-channel-coast-r1184037, accessed 18 January 2021.