Joseph Mallord William Turner Camber Castle, with a Boat Aground c.1806–10

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Camber Castle, with a Boat Aground
From Sussex Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCII
Date c.1806–10
Medium Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 153 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05723
Turner Bequest XCII 5
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Catalogue entry

Camber (formerly Winchelsea) Castle (in the care of English Heritage) was built between 1512–40 by Henry VIII to guard Rye harbour and the entrance to Camber, then an important anchorage for ships sheltering or waiting to warp into the narrower waters of the port of Rye. The shifting coastline has left it far inland.
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David Blayney Brown
April 2010

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