Joseph Mallord William Turner

On the Sands at Brighton

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18369
Turner Bequest CCX 35 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts Brighton from a vantage point on the beach, close to the Albion Hotel, the Chain Pier Toll House and waterwheel. The Chain Pier can be seen beyond, in the middle distance. In the foreground Turner records moored ‘Red [?Boats]’ and figures on the sands. For further sketches of Brighton in this book see Tate D18343–D18350, D18353–D18365, D18369–D18371; Turner Bequest CCX 20a–23a, 25a–33a, 35a–36a. See also Tate D22773; Turner Bequest CCXLIV 111 and N01986, N02064, T03886, T04421.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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