Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hastings from the Sea; Buildings in the Town

c.1816–18

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 129 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10372
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 23

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continued on folio 22 verso (D10371). See catalogue note to D10371 for Turner’s watercolour Hastings from the Sea (British Museum, London)1 based on the drawings here. The upper part of this leaf is occupied mainly by Hastings Castle; the lower portion has a closer view of the section of the town below it to the right.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.357 no.504.

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