Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bay, with Headland on the Sussex Coast; Buildings

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18452
Turner Bequest CCX 80

Catalogue entry

Rendered with the sketchbook turned upside down, this page contains a series of jottings depicting aspects of the Sussex Channel coast, possibly between Littlehampton, at the mouth of the Arun, Bognor Regis and Selsey.
The uppermost view shows a beach with a stepladder, and below is a sketch of a bay with a cloud-heavy sky. Turner pictures another bay below, suggested by AJ Finberg to be may be part of the headland between Bognor Regis and Selsey. This sketch and the drawing of the buildings on the seafront below continue onto the folio opposite (Tate D18451; Turner Bequest CCX 79a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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