Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Views of Ramsgate: Town and Harbour, from the Sea; Cliffs c.1816-19

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Title
Two Views of Ramsgate: Town and Harbour, from the Sea; Cliffs
Date c.1816-19
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10585
Turner Bequest CXL 90
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
Two Views of Ramsgate: Town and Harbour, from the Sea; Cliffs circa 1816–19
D10585
Turner Bequest CXL 90
Pencil on white wove paper, 155 x 95 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘90’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXL 90’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This leaf was one of six said by Finberg to be ‘loose and unnumbered’ but which ‘probably belonged to this [sketch]book’.1 It is now bound in with other Ramsgate subjects, for which see note to folio 22 verso (D10451).These are similar views of the approach to Ramsgate harbour from the north as on folios 24 and 26 and verso (D10576, 10584, 10583; Turner Bequest CXL 85, 89a, 89), leading to the subject engraved by Robert Wallis in 1824 for Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England and, via the watercolour (Tate D18150; Turner Bequest CCVIII Q), to The Ports of England.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Finberg 1909 p.404.

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