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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
D18359
Turner Bequest CCX 30

Catalogue entry

This carefully rendered prospect of Brighton appears to have been taken from the east of the city. The view encompasses the Regency townhouses lining Marine Parade and St Nicholas’ Church which can be seen atop the hill in the distance. Turner scholar Eric Shanes has associated this sketch with Brighthelmston, Sussex, a watercolour engraved for the Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England print series in 1825 (see 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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