Edward Dayes
View of Hastings from the West date not known

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Edward Dayes 1763–1804
View of Hastings from the West
Date Date not known
Medium Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 282 x 350 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLXXI A
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Drawings of Hastings were in lot 40 of Dr Monro's sale at Christies, 2 July 1833. They were bought by 'Shirlock', perhaps acting for Turner, who owned a dozen or more drawings probably from the same source. Dayes's drawing techniques of pencil and monochrome groundwork subsequently overlaid with local colour were typical of the contemporary topographical practice that Turner first learned and then transformed.

August 2004

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