Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings on Coast ?at or near Yarmouth

c.1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18188
Turner Bequest CCIX 17

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned upside down, here Turner has drawn two coastal views across the page. The uppermost prospect shows the same buildings as are depicted on the folio opposite (Tate D18187; Turner Bequest CCIX 16a). Below, Turner depicts the beach with a shrimp boat moored at centre and the coastline beyond. The artist has annotated the drawing ‘Sky in W [?Wind] Storm’. At top right there is a diminutive sketch of buildings which appears to have been inscribed ‘Caister Church’. Caister is a few kilometres north of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, so it may be that Turner indeed pictures the coastline at or near this coastal town.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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