Joseph Mallord William TurnerHastings from the Sea; Buildings in the Town c.1816-18

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Artist
Title
Hastings from the Sea; Buildings in the Town
From Hastings Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXXIX
Date c.1816-18
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 129 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10372
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 23
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Hastings from the Sea; Buildings in the Town circa 1816–18
D10372
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 129 x 205 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘large house w[est] of ferry’ below and with colour notes above the line of buildings
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘23’ bottom left, inverted and ‘315’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continued on folio 22 verso (D10371). See catalogue note to D10371 for Turner’s watercolour Hastings from the Sea (British Museum, London)1 based on the drawings here. The upper part of this leaf is occupied mainly by Hastings Castle; the lower portion has a closer view of the section of the town below it to the right.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.357 no.504.

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