Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on the Coast near ?Happisburgh

c.1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18232
Turner Bequest CCIX 39

Catalogue entry

This series of sketches shows the coastline, possibly near Happisburgh which is depicted on Tate D18228–D182233; Turner Bequest CCIX 37–39a. The central views depict fishing boats moored at shore with low-sloping sand dunes leading to the foot of cliffs.
Turner produced a vignette design of Happisburgh, entitled Hasboro Sands (Happisburgh is pronounced ‘Haysborough’), for the East Coast publication, though it was never engraved (see general introduction).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.405 no.898.

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