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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Cliffs on a Channel Coast 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
?Cliffs on a Channel Coast 1845
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
Partial watermark ‘W’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘11’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXI – 11’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continuing on folio 10 verso opposite (D35506), there are two main bands of slight notations, with a third below, apparently indicating cliffs, perhaps seen while under way in the Channel. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Cliffs 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-on-a-channel-coast-r1183932, accessed 01 December 2021.