Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on the Sands at Yarmouth

c.1824

Not on display

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
D18208
Turner Bequest CCIX 27

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch shows a building at the harbour or beach of Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast. The wooden hut may have been used for storing fishing equipment. Faint vertical strokes of pencil suggest the masts of moored boats in the distance.
Further sketches of Yarmouth are on Tate D18194–D18196, D18202–D18205; Turner Bequest CCIX 20–21, 24–25a. Turner’s sketches are associated with designs for both the England and Wales (Tate impression T04547) and East Coast engraving schemes, though the latter design, housed at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, was unpublished.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Wilton 1979, p.394 no.810 and 405 no.904.

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