Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colchester from a Distance

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
D18161
Turner Bequest CCIX 2

Catalogue entry

This is a distant prospect of Colchester in Essex, taken from a vantage point in the surrounding hills. A wooden cart is parked at the base of a group of trees in the foreground at right. See also Tate D18161, D18166; Turner Bequest CCIX 2, 4a and the watercolour design of Colchester produced for Charles Heath’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales print series (Courtauld Institute Gallery and Tate impressions T04511–T04512).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.392 no.789.

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