Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Yarmouth

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18178
Turner Bequest CCIX 12

Catalogue entry

These slight sketches show the Norfolk port of Yarmouth, with St Nicholas’ Church at centre right. These drawings and others in the sketchbook (Tate D18176, D18179, D18212–D18214, D18217–D18221, D18223; Turner Bequest CCIX 11, 12a, 29–30, 31a–33a, 34a) were developed into a finished watercolour of Yarmouth produced for the England and Wales series and engraved in 1829 (see Tate impression T04547).1 Turner also produced a watercolour of Yarmouth Sands for the East Coast scheme which was never engraved (see general introduction to this sketchbook.2

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.394 no.810.
2
Wilton 1979, p.405 no.904.

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