Joseph Mallord William Turner

Camber Castle, with a Boat Aground

c.1806–10

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05723
Turner Bequest XCII 5

Catalogue entry

Camber (formerly Winchelsea) Castle (in the care of English Heritage) was built between 1512–40 by Henry VIII to guard Rye harbour and the entrance to Camber, then an important anchorage for ships sheltering or waiting to warp into the narrower waters of the port of Rye. The shifting coastline has left it far inland.
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David Blayney Brown
April 2010

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