Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes at Yarmouth

c.1824

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18213
Turner Bequest CCIX 29 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches, taken with the book turned upside down, depict the coast and beach at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The central view continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D18214; Turner Bequest CCIX 30). It depicts buildings overlooking the seafront and sands, with various vessels, perhaps fishing trawlers or smacks, at right. For other sketches of Yarmouth in this book see Tate D18203–D18223; Turner Bequest CCIX 24a–34a. Turner’s sketches are associated with designs for both the England and Wales (Tate impression T04547) and East Coast engraving schemes, though the latter design, housed at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, was unpublished.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Wilton 1979, p.394 no.810 and 405 no.904.

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