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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cliffs on the Coast 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Cliffs on the Coast 1845
Turner Bequest CCCLV 3a
Pencil on blue wove paper, 186 x 70 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketches on this page are inverted relative to the foliation. The drawings are a continuation of those on folio 4 recto opposite (D35340), depicting sections of coastal cliffs. The upper three drawings on this page are simple outlines of the attenuating sections of a cliff, while that at the bottom suggests the surface texture of a wider section of cliff.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Cliffs on the Coast 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, June 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cliffs-on-the-coast-r1142170, accessed 28 May 2020.