Joseph Mallord William Turner

Margate, Kent

c.1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27325
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX 32

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with views of a harbour, identified by Eric Shanes as Margate.1 For more information on the Kentish scenes in this volume, see the sketchbook introduction.
1
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales 1825–1838, London 1979, p.156 under no.47.
Technical notes:
There is a patch of grey discolouration on the top edge of the page. Small holes have formed in the discoloured patch which have since been repaired.

John Chu
March 2015

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