Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Coast at Ostend, with the Lighthouse and Distant Buildings

1840

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30469
Turner Bequest CCCIII 5 a

Catalogue entry

The three numbered drawings were made with the page turned horizontally. The first shows Ostend’s old lighthouse, among dunes or waves overlooking the harbour channel north-east of the town, aspects of which are apparently shown in the smaller studies. For numerous Ostend views on adjacent pages, marking the end of Turner’s 1840 tour, see under folio 1 recto (D30460).1

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Powell 1995, pp.72, 82 note 71, 246.

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