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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cliffs 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
Cliffs 1845
Turner Bequest CCCLV 12a
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 186 x 70 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Roughly drawn in blunt pencil, the page comprises five small summary sketches of the formations of cliffs and headlands. The last two of these appear to extend onto folio 13 recto opposite (D35358).
Technical notes:
There is a little offset chalk from D35358 towards the centre of the gutter of the sketchbook.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Cliffs 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-r1142188, accessed 24 January 2021.