Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rye from the Marsh

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
D10370
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 22

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued on folio 21 verso (D10369), for which see catalogue note. This half of Turner’s double-spread includes a Martello Tower on the left, which Turner omitted from the watercolour based on the drawing (National Museum of Wales, Cardiff)1 and engraved by Edward Goodall in 1824 for Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England. As noted under D10369, this was only one of a number of very imaginative changes to the foreground in the watercolour.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

1
Wilton 1979, pp.353–4 no.471.

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