Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on Coast. ?near Pakefield and Kirkley, Suffolk

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18246
Turner Bequest CCIX 46

Catalogue entry

This series of sketches depicts the Suffolk coast, near the villages of Pakefield (inscribed ‘Bakefield’) and Kirkley (‘Kirkly’). These communities are now part of Lowestoft. The tower of the Church of All Saints and St Margaret at Pakefield is presumably rendered at rear, given its proximity to the sea. Kirkley’s St Peter and St John Church may be depicted at top right, just below Turner’s inscription. See also Tate D18247–D18248; Turner Bequest CCIX 46a–47.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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