In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 202 x 328 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10341
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 18

Catalogue entry

Beauport House, near Hastings, was built by General James Murray and named after Beauport in Canada where he had served as Governor, 1763–7. The estate was bought by James Bland Burgess in 1794. The house was destroyed by fire in 1923 and rebuilt in 1926.

Turner’s drawing looks past the house on the right towards the coastline stretching away towards Dungeness. It served as the basis for the watercolour made for John Fuller in 1810 (Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)1 and aquatinted by Joseph Stadler for Four Large Coloured Views in Sussex published circa 1818.
1
Wilton 1979, p.349 no.434.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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