Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colchester: Sunset

c.1824

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 188 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18171
Turner Bequest CCIX 7 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records a sunset at Colchester in Essex. Sketching from the banks of a pond with what appears to be Middle Mill at right, the artist looks back towards the Castle atop a hill (see Tate D18169; Turner Bequest CCIX 6a). The sun, represented by a diminutive circle, is shown in its westerly descent at top left.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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