Joseph Mallord William Turner

Margate: Jarvis’s Landing Place with Steamers, from the Great Beach

c.1829–40

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Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 188 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20320
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 29 v

Catalogue entry

This slight study, not noted by Finberg,1 shows Jarvis’s Landing Place, looking north over Margate’s Great Beach from near Mrs Booth’s house on Bank Side, with shipping at the seaward end including at least one steamer. The recto (Tate D20319; Turner Bequest CCXXIV 29) shows a more detailed view of the same scene, putting the jetty in the contest of the nearby pier and cliffs; the drawings, presumably made in quick succession, are inverted relative to each other. For more details of the setting, see the Introduction to this subsection.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.693.

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