Joseph Mallord William TurnerWinchelsea; the Pipewell Gate c.1816-19

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Winchelsea; the Pipewell Gate
Date c.1816-19
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 155 x 95 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXL 57 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 64 Verso:
Winchelsea; the Pipewell Gate circa 1816–19
Turner Bequest CXL 57a
Pencil on white wove paper, 155 x 95 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view is taken from the north-west, approaching the road up to the Pipewell Gate (also North or Ferry) Gate towards Ferry Hill. There is a closer view of the same approach to the town on folio 65 verso of the sketchbook (D10523; Turner Bequest CXL 58a). For the possible identity of the tower on the right seen in both these sketches and in a detail on folio 66 (D10524; Turner Bequest CXL 59) as well as elsewhere in Turner’s work, but no longer extant, see notes to the earlier Sussex sketchbook (Tate D05763; Turner Bequest XCII 44).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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