Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings at Winchelsea

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10524
Turner Bequest CXL 59

Catalogue entry

As well as a group of houses among trees, Turner shows a tower, evidently the same as appears to the right of the Pipewell Gate on the north-east edge of the town in sketches on folios 64 verso and 65 verso of the sketchbook (D10521, D10523; Turner Bequest CXL 57a, 58a). This is no longer standing. For its possible identity as a former castle or church see notes to the earlier Sussex sketchbook (Tate D05763; Turner Bequest XCII 44).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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