Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats and Houses ?at Brighton

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: 75 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18321
Turner Bequest CCX 7 a

Catalogue entry

These cursory sketches depict a beach with moored fishing boats and seafront buildings. The art historian Ian Warrell writes that this sketch resembles a watercolour drawing of Brighton.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

1
114th Annual Exhibition of Watercolours and Drawings, exhibition catalogue, Thos Agnew & Sons, London 1987, no.37.

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