Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Quay, with Buildings, Cliffs, Shipping and Figures; Horse and Cart in Right Foreground

c.1795

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 130 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00485
Turner Bequest XXV 24

Catalogue entry

Stylistically this drawing seems to be of a piece with the preceding pages, notably the views of Neath on folios 15 recto and 16 recto (D00476, D00477). It possibly shows the harbour at either Saundersfoot or Tenby, but the subject seems more plausibly to be a town on the south-east coast of England; perhaps Ramsgate. All the remaining subjects in the book may be Kentish; compare the South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00628–D00660; Turner Bequest XXVI 71v–98).
Verso:
Blank; some colour offset from folio 25 recto opposite (D00486); stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like