Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bay with a Small Building, Perhaps near Margate

c.1829–30

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22551
Turner Bequest CCXLI 77 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the subject appears to be a small bay with a building by the shore on the left. Turner’s inscription is uncertain, and the subject is too generic to allow a definite identification, but it may be on the north coast of Kent, near Margate, which is shown on other pages of this sketchbook (see the Introduction).

Matthew Imms
May 2014

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