Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views ?near Nieuwpoort, and the North Sea Coast

1824

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19906
Turner Bequest CCXVI 177 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has divided the page to produce six small views. At top left is a prospect of a large town dominated by what appears to be a church with an elaborate Baroque roof. To the right of that building is a tower with sharply pointed turrets; this may be the Belfry at the Grote Markt in Nieuwpoort (see Tate D19904; Turner Bequest CCXVI 176a). At top right, and continuing in a clockwise direction, are coastal views with windmills, a tower, and a variety of shipping. The locations of all the views is difficult to determine exactly, but it appears that Turner is studying parts of the North Sea coast.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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