Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings on Coast at ?Lowestoft

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: 115 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18241
Turner Bequest CCIX 43 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts scenes on the coast, possibly near Lowestoft, Suffolk. The artist records boats moored on the beach and a small hut for storing fishing equipment on the sands. A vessel with its sails raised can be seen at left; ‘N3’ has been inscribed on the sail. The lowermost view, picturing a stretch of coastline with beach and cliffs, extends onto the folio opposite (Tate D18242; Turner Bequest CCIX 44). For similar views see Tate D18239–D18240, D18243–D18245; Turner Bequest CCIX 42a–43, 44a– 45a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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