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 13 Verso:
Cliffs 1845
Turner Bequest CCCLV 13a
Chalk and pencil on blue wove paper, 186 x 70 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has produced more loose sketches of the profiles of distant coastal topography and cliff formations, possibly suggesting a fort-like structure atop two of the headlands. With the page turned horizontally a vertical profile of cliff faces drawn from a closer range can be seen.

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-r1142190, accessed 30 November 2020.