Joseph Mallord William Turner

Margate: The Great Beach with Jarvis’s Landing Place and Fort Point, with a Distant Steamer

c.1829–40

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 142 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24947
Turner Bequest CCLX 111

Catalogue entry

On the left, the jetty of Jarvis’s Landing Place runs north off Margate’s Great Beach, with a steamer out in the Thames Estuary beyond. There are figures with a small boat at the water’s edge below the chalk cliffs of Fort Point on the right; compare the wider view in another blue paper drawing, Tate D20319 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 29), and for more details of the Margate setting, see the Introduction to this subsection.
Technical notes:
The particularly pale blue paper used here is comparable to that used for another Margate view (Tate D24948; Turner Bequest CCLX 112).
Verso:
Blank; white paper or tape around edges with pieces of off-white paper still adhering from former mounting. Inscribed in pencil 107’ bottom right and ‘D24947’ bottom left.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

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