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 32 Recto:
Brighton c.1824
Turner Bequest CCX 32
Pencil on white wove paper, 75 x 118 mm
Watermarked ‘Smith & [Allnutt] | 18[22]’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘32’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCX 32’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner pictures the beach and Front at Brighton with the hills of the South Downs in the distance. Recorded at left are wooden brackets from which chains have been suspended; these may be part of the Chain Pier which is depicted on Tate D18361; Turner Bequest CCX 31.
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. See also Tate D22773; Turner Bequest CCXLIV 111 and N01986, N02064, T03886, T04421. See also Turner’s design Brighthelmstone, produced for Cooke’s Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England and published in 1825 (Tate impression T05289 and Tate D18469; Turner Bequest CCX 88).

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-r1181248, accessed 18 January 2022.