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 83 Recto:
Cliffs and Buildings on a Channel Coast 1845
D35634
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 83
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[...]’ bottom left, ?upside down
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘83’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXI – 83’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are three studies of cliffs and distant buildings, presumably on a Channel coast. The upper two continue onto folio 82 verso opposite (D35633), while the bottom one is the other way up, apparently with an illegible inscription beside it. 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-r1184050, accessed 23 January 2022.