Joseph Mallord William Turner

Margate

c.1816–18

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 129 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10361
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 17

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continued on folio 16 verso (D10360), for which see catalogue note. Here, the initials ‘W Y H’ are written above the Georgian façade of the York Hotel, then run by a Mr Wright.1
1
The Editor of The Picture of London [John Feltham], A Guide to all the Watering and Sea-Bathing Places, with a Description of the Lakes, a Sketch of a Tour in Wales, and Various Itineraries, Illustrated with Maps and Views, London 1815, p.383. Matthew Imms has kindly provided this reference. Turner used an earlier edition of this guidebook, most probably that of 1810.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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