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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings on Coast ?at or near Yarmouth c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Verso:
Buildings on Coast ?at or near Yarmouth c.1824
D18187
Turner Bequest CCIX 16a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 115 mm
Watermarked ‘al[lee] | 18[19]’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has produced four sketches of coastline, with beachfront buildings, a beached rowing boat, and a stepladder leading to a viewing platform raised on wooden stilts (shown again on Tate D18188, D18199; Turner Bequest CCIX 17, 22a). The lowermost sketch is a view of the open sea with vessels navigating the waters. The location is likely at or near the port of Yarmouth.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Buildings on Coast ?at or near Yarmouth c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-buildings-on-coast-at-or-near-yarmouth-r1181069, accessed 12 August 2020.