Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings at Brighton

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
D18360
Turner Bequest CCX 30 a

Catalogue entry

This is a study of a parade of Georgian buildings on the seafront at Brighton. There is a separate sketch of some townhouses at the upper register and at rear, a jotting of the beach with a fishing boat moored at left. This sketch is associated with Turner’s design Brighthelmstone, Sussex, engraved for the Southern Coast print series in 1825 (Tate impression T04421).
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.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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