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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18270
Turner Bequest CCIX 58

Catalogue entry

This page was partly torn away before Turner set about drawing a sketch of Aldeburgh upon it. The artist has used the page which remains to render a small part of the view, holding the paper down onto the page below (Tate D18271; Turner Bequest CCIX 59) to draw the rest of the prospect across it. These sketches and those on Tate D18266–D18269, D18272; Turner Bequest 56–57, 59a were developed into a highly finished watercolour drawing of Aldeburgh of around 1826. The design was produced for the England and Wales series and engraved in 1827.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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