Joseph Mallord William Turner
Gravesend and Tilbury c.1805–9

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Gravesend and Tilbury
From River and Margate Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIX
Date c.1805–9
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
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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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