View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Graphite and watercolour on paper
- Support: 465 x 658 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 357
Smuggling in Folkestone is again the subject for this preparatory study for a more finished, detailed watercolour, Folkestone from the Sea, 1823-4. In the foreground a boat laden with people and barrels is ploughing through the water. One man is gesturing behind him, alarmed that their illicit operations are about to be discovered.
Gallery label, July 2008
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