Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on the Sands 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
D18209
Turner Bequest CCIX 27 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches show Yarmouth Sands on the Norfolk coast. Vessels navigate the waters near the harbour in the distance whilst fishermen attend to their moored boats and prepare the catch in the foreground. The old pier can be seen in the distance in the central sketch. Similar drawings are found on Tate D18207, D18210–D18211; Turner Bequest CCIX 26a, 28–28a. 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T04547) and East Coast engraving schemes, though the latter design, housed at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, was unpublished.1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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