Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brighton, with Buildings and the Chain Pier

c.1824

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18356
Turner Bequest CCX 28

Catalogue entry

These sketches depict aspects of the city of Brighton on the English Channel coast. Turner has rendered two separate drawings of the Regency townhouses on the Front as well as a small jotting of the then recently erected Chain Pier.
For further sketches of Brighton in this book see Tate D18343–D18350, D18353–D18365, D18369–D18371; Turner Bequest CCX 20a–23a, 25a–33a, 35a–36a. See also Turner’s design Brighthelmstone, produced for Cooke’s Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England and published in 1825 (Tate impression T05289 and Tate D18469; Turner Bequest CCX 88).
Verso:
Blank.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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