Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings and Shipping at Yarmouth

c.1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18217
Turner Bequest CCIX 31 a

Catalogue entry

In this series of seven views, rendered with the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner pictures the port of Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast. The Nelson Monument is shown in the central prospects. For other sketches of Yarmouth in this book see Tate D18203–D18223; Turner Bequest CCIX 24a–34a. Turner’s sketches are associated with designs for both the England and Wales (Tate impression T04547) and East Coast engraving schemes, though the latter design, housed at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, was unpublished.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Wilton 1979, p.394 no.810 and 405 no.904.

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