Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brighton, with the Chain Pier in Distance

c.1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D18355
Turner Bequest CCX 27

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the beachfront at Brighton with the newly erected Chain Pier in the distance. There is a separate sketch of some of the Regency townhouses with line the Front above the principal drawing.
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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