Display captionDrawings of Hastings were in lot 40 of Dr Monro's sale at Christies, 2 July 1833. They were bought by 'Shirlock', perhaps acting for Turner, who owned a dozen or more drawings probably from the same source. Dayes's drawing techniques of pencil and monochrome groundwork subsequently overlaid with local colour were typical of the contemporary topographical practice that Turner first learned and then transformed.
Gallery label, August 2004
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