Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gravesend and Tilbury

c.1805–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06432
Turner Bequest XCIX 44

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. In two separate sketches, Turner looks at Tilbury on the north bank of the Thames, with the gate of the fort, and Gravesend on the south, with two outlines of the tower of St George’s Church. See also 46 verso and 47 verso (D06429; Turner Bequest XCIX and D06431; Turner Bequest XCIX 43a) for Gravesend and the church.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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