Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of the Ruins at Richborough

c.1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35773
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 9

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there are four views here dominated by the Roman ruins at Richborough Castle (ancient Rutupiae), in open country about a mile north-west of Sandwich (see under folio 6 recto; D35767).
The bottom sketch shows a boat on the River Stour east of the site. For other sketches, see under folio 7 recto (D35769).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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