Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings on Coast ?at or near Yarmouth

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: 118 × 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18187
Turner Bequest CCIX 16 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced four sketches of coastline, with beachfront buildings, a beached rowing boat, and a stepladder leading to a viewing platform raised on wooden stilts (shown again on Tate D18188, D18199; Turner Bequest CCIX 17, 22a). The lowermost sketch is a view of the open sea with vessels navigating the waters. The location is likely at or near the port of Yarmouth.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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