Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of the Sussex Coast

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18454
Turner Bequest CCX 81

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has rendered cursory views of a beach on the Sussex Channel coast, with figures on the sands overlooking the waters beyond. The lowermost sketch is a distant prospect of a town on a nearby headland; it is inscribed with the initials ‘W’, ‘B’, ‘W Oct’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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