Joseph Mallord William Turner

Southampton at Sunset; the Shore of Southampton Water

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18119
Turner Bequest CCVII 67

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the top right is a continuation of the view on folio 66 verso (D18118), where Southampton is seen at sunset to the north-west. The low arched structure below the trees on this page is perhaps a lime kiln on the eastern shore of Southampton Water, in the vicinity of where Weston Parade now runs; it is the viewpoint for the Southampton sketch, and is also shown from the other side with the town beyond on folio 65 verso (D18116). This is one of a sequence of views in the Southampton area; see under folio 58 verso (D18102).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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