Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Entrance to Ramsgate Harbour, from the Sea

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10576
Turner Bequest CXL 85

Catalogue entry

This leaf was one of six said by Finberg to be ‘loose and unnumbered’ but which ‘probably belonged to this [sketch]book’.1 It is now bound in with other Ramsgate subjects, for which see note to folio 22 verso (D10451). The view of the harbour with the lighthouse at left and the harbour wall at right is taken from closer than one facing it on folio 23 verso (D10453). Turner sketched them from a boat approaching the harbour from the north. He worked up a similar view for engraving by Robert Wallis in 1824 for Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England and, via the watercolour (Tate D18150; Turner Bequest CCVIII Q), for The Ports of England.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Finberg 1909 p.404.

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