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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings Overlooking a Beach, Possibly at Brighton or Deal c.1824-5

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Buildings Overlooking a Beach, Possibly at Brighton or Deal c.1824–5
D41484
Pencil on white wove paper, 187 x 228 mm
Watermark ‘John Hall’ and blind-stamped with crown over ‘BATH’ in octagonal cartouche
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Inscribed in pencil ‘ccclxiv 270’ bottom right
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram over ‘CCCLXIV – 270’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not mentioned by Finberg,1 this very loose, faint pencil drawing of a beached boat with buildings above to the right appears to be a reprise or variation on the watercolour composition on the recto (D36117; Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 270), under which the possible subject and dating are discussed.
Technical notes:
Sharp folds are evident down the centre and horizontally about a sixth of the way up.

Matthew Imms
July 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Buildings Overlooking a Beach, Possibly at Brighton or Deal c.1824–5 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-overlooking-a-beach-possibly-at-brighton-or-deal-r1184418, accessed 20 May 2024.