Edward Dayes

View of Hastings from the West

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Edward Dayes 1763–1804
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 282 x 350 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36343
Turner Bequest CCCLXXI A

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, August 2004