Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Hastings

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: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05672
Turner Bequest XCI 55

Catalogue entry

Identified as Winchelsea by Edward Croft-Murray in pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library, this sketch is more likely to show the approaches to Hastings. A similar view with some of the same buildings, identified by Eric Shanes as Hastings from Ore Place, is on folio 56 of the sketchbook (D05673) and there is another from closer up on folio 58 (D05675).
The leaf is splashed with ink or grey wash.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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