Joseph Mallord William TurnerCoastline; Deal; Walmer Castle; Fishermen c.1816-19

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Artist
Title
Coastline; Deal; Walmer Castle; Fishermen
Date c.1816-19
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10466
Turner Bequest CXL 30
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Recto:
Coastline; Deal; Walmer Castle; Fishermen circa 1816–19
D10466
Turner Bequest CXL 30
Pencil on white wove paper, 155 x 95 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Walmer Cast[le]’ lower left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘30’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXL 30’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are five separate sketches here: from the top, a stretch of coastline, another, seemingly at Deal, with signal poles (see also folio 30 verso of the sketchbook, D10461; Turner Bequest CXL 27a), a third perhaps with Walmer Castle to left, the inscribed detail of the castle, and three figures.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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