Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Views of Colchester

c.1824

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18164
Turner Bequest CCIX 3 a

Catalogue entry

These slight and cursory views depict Colchester, in Essex. The tower with a small spire rising from its centre is pictured again in Tate D18166; Turner Bequest CCIX 4a and in the highly finished watercolour of Colchester belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, London (see Tate impressions T04511–T04512).1
The right side of the page has the continuation of a prospect from the folio opposite (Tate D18165; Turner Bequest CCIX 4).

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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