Joseph Mallord William Turner

The New Gate, Winchelsea

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
D10535
Turner Bequest CXL 64 a

Catalogue entry

This is a side view of the New Gate, now isolated among fields to the south-west of Winchelsea. To the right, in front of the gate among trees, one can make out the remains of the town ditch, part of its former defences. A frontal view of the gate is on folio 72 verso of the sketchbook (D10537; Turner Bequest CXL 65a). The trees near the gate are still standing today.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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