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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
D18358
Turner Bequest CCX 29 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced a prospect of Brighton, taken from the beach and looking back towards the Front and the city beyond. The oriental onion-domes and minarets of Brighton Pavilion can be seen at left. This sketch is associated with Turner’s design Brighthelmstone, Sussex, engraved for the Southern Coast print series in 1825 (Tate impression T04421).
For further sketches of Brighton in this book see Tate D18343–D18350, D18353–D18365, D18369–D18371; Turner Bequest CCX 20a–23a, 25a–33a, 35a–36a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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