After Joseph Mallord William Turner Sunrise, Whiting Fishing at Margate, engraved by T. Lupton published 1825

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Title
Sunrise, Whiting Fishing at Margate, engraved by T. Lupton
Date Published 1825
Medium Mezzotint on paper
Dimensions Image: 210 x 311 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1992
Reference
T06655
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Turner retained an affection for Margate throughout his life. As a boy he had stayed in the town with relatives of his mother and in later life he rented rooms there overlooking the harbour and pier. Before the development of Britain's
rail network, Margate was the most convenient seaside resort from London, accessible by steam packet, and Turner often used it as a base from which to explore the Kentish coast. It appeared
in numerous oils and watercolours throughout his life although none with a dawn scene as magnificent as this one.

August 2004

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