Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Land Gate, Rye

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D10499
Turner Bequest CXL 46 a

Catalogue entry

As well as views from outside the town, Turner drew two close views of its medieval buildings in this sketchbook. This one shows the Land Gate, a remnant of the old town walls, from just outside, looking through to Hilder’s Cliff as it climbs into the town. For a drawing of the Ypres Tower at Rye see folio 53 (D10500; Turner Bequest CXL 47).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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