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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Brighton c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 29 Verso:
Brighton c.1824
Turner Bequest CCX 29a
Pencil on white wove paper, 75 x 118 mm
Watermarked ‘Smith & [Allnutt] | 18[22]’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has produced a prospect of Brighton, taken from the beach and looking back towards the Front and the city beyond. The oriental onion-domes and minarets of Brighton Pavilion can be seen at left. This sketch is associated with Turner’s design Brighthelmstone, Sussex, engraved for the Southern Coast print series in 1825 (Tate impression T04421).
For further sketches of Brighton in this book see Tate D18343–D18350, D18353–D18365, D18369–D18371; Turner Bequest CCX 20a–23a, 25a–33a, 35a–36a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Brighton c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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/joseph-mallord-william-turner-brighton-r1181243, accessed 20 May 2022.