Joseph Mallord William TurnerBelow Winchelsea; Ferry Bridge and the River Brede, with Ferry House c.1806-10

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Title
Below Winchelsea; Ferry Bridge and the River Brede, with Ferry House
From Sussex Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCII
Date c.1806-10
MediumChalk and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 153 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05722
Turner Bequest XCII 4
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Below Winchelsea; Ferry Bridge and the River Brede, with Ferry House circa 1806–10
D05722
Turner Bequest XCII 4
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 153 x 216 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCII 4’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower right of centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing is taken from north-east of Winchelsea, from below Ferry Bridge across the Brede. Ferry House (now Ferry Farm House) is on the right. On the hill in the distance is the former St Leonard’s Mill while on the far left is the Pipewell Gate (also known as Ferry or Land Gate) at the top of Ferry Hill; see notes to folios 6 and 11 of the sketchbook (D05763, D05762; Turner Bequest XCII 44, 43).
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David Blayney Brown
April 2010

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