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 33 Recto:
Brighton c.1824
Turner Bequest CCX 33
Pencil on white wove paper, 75 x 118 mm
Watermarked ‘Smith & [Allnutt] | 18[22]’
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[?Sawyer]’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘33’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCX 33’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These sketches show aspects of Brighton. At top left, Turner sketches part of a parade of Regency buildings on the beachfront with headland beyond. The artist has inscribed what appears to read ‘Sawyer’ above this jotting. At top right there is a squared-off jotting of a figure standing by some steps leading to the beach. Below is a prospect of the Chain Pier, erected in 1823.
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-r1181249, accessed 27 June 2022.