Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Old Chain Pier, Brighton, from the West c.1827

Artwork details

The Old Chain Pier, Brighton, from the West
Date c.1827
Medium Bodycolour and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 142 x 193 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXLIV 111
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In 1826 John and Arthur Arch advertised a publication to be called 'THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, or LA MANCHE, to consist of views taken by [Turner] from Dunkirk to Ushant, and places adjacent'. This view of Brighton may have been made in conjunction with the scheme. The subject echoes an oil painting by John Constable of the Chain Pier which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1827.

August 2004

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