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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
D18271
Turner Bequest CCIX 59

Catalogue entry

These are sketches of the Suffolk town of Aldeburgh. The principal drawing is continued from Tate D18270; Turner Bequest CCIX 58; here Turner depicts Aldeburgh with its Church of St Peter and St Paul at centre. 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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