J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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East Anglia, Sussex and Yorkshire 1824

Arundel Castle, from the River Arun c.1824 (from the Brighton and Arundel sketchbook)

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Turner used the Brighton and Arundel sketchbook (CCX) and the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex (CCIX) in 1824, some time between the spring and winter of that year. From internal evidence it appears that the artist used them separately to record two distinct tours, one: an exploration of Brighton, Arundel and Yorkshire, and the other of Colchester and the Norfolk and Suffolk North Sea coasts. The date of these tours is discussed in more detail in the general introductions to each sketchbook. Within each sketchbook is preparatory material relating to designs for a number of significant engraving and print publication projects: the Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England (1814–26), the Rivers of England (1822–26), the Picturesque Views in England and Wales (1824–26), and the Picturesque Views on the East Coast of England (1827). While both sketchbooks contain drawings for England and Wales designs, there appears to be no other evidence to connect the two ...
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Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex sketchbook 1824
D18159–D18310; D41437–D41439
Turner Bequest CCIX 1–89a
Brighton and Arundel sketchbook 1824
D18311–D18425; D18428–D18470; D18477–D18478; D41237
Turner Bequest CCX 1–66a; 68–89; 93–93a
Turner used the Brighton and Arundel sketchbook (CCX) and the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex (CCIX) in 1824, some time between the spring and winter of that year. From internal evidence it appears that the artist used them separately to record two distinct tours, one: an exploration of Brighton, Arundel and Yorkshire, and the other of Colchester and the Norfolk and Suffolk North Sea coasts. The date of these tours is discussed in more detail in the general introductions to each sketchbook.
Within each sketchbook is preparatory material relating to designs for a number of significant engraving and print publication projects: the Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England (1814–26), the Rivers of England (1822–26), the Picturesque Views in England and Wales (1824–26), and the Picturesque Views on the East Coast of England (1827). While both sketchbooks contain drawings for England and Wales designs, there appears to be no other evidence to connect the two other than their relative dates of use. They are grouped together here as Finberg had arranged them in his 1909 Inventory of the Turner Bequest.1
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A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, pp.631–39.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2015

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Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘East Anglia, Sussex and Yorkshire 1824’, April 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/east-anglia-sussex-and-yorkshire-r1181356, accessed 16 November 2018.