Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Entrance to Ramsgate Harbour, from the Sea

c.1816–19

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10453
Turner Bequest CXL 23 a

Catalogue entry

For Ramsgate in this sketchbook see note to folio 22 verso (D10451). Here, the lighthouse is at left and the harbour wall at right. A closer view facing this one on folio 24 (D10576; Turner Bequest CXL 85) is similar to the watercolour (Tate D18150; Turner Bequest CCVIII Q) later used for The Ports of England. Evidently Turner sketched these views from a boat, approaching the harbour from the north

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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