Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colchester

c.1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18169
Turner Bequest CCIX 6 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts Colchester in the county of Essex. Colchester Castle crowns the ridge at left, overlooking the town and its winding streets which unfurl beyond. Middle Mill is pictured on the right, on the banks of a pond. This drawing was developed into a finished watercolour and engraved by R Wallis in 1827 for the Picturesque Views in England and Wales series (Tate impression T04512).1 See also Tate D18164–D18166, D18171, D18186, D18275–D18276, D18286, D18296–D18297; Turner Bequest CCIX 3a–4a, 7a, 16, 61–62, 71, 80a–81.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Selbourne, Wilton and Powell 2008, p.120 no.23 and Wilton 1979, p.392 no.789.

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