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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Colchester from a Distance c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Colchester from a Distance c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a distant prospect of Colchester in Essex, taken from a vantage point in the surrounding hills. A wooden cart is parked at the base of a group of trees in the foreground at right. See also Tate D18161, D18166; Turner Bequest CCIX 2, 4a and the watercolour design of Colchester produced for Charles Heath’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales print series (Courtauld Institute Gallery and Tate impressions T04511–T04512).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.392 no.789.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Colchester from a Distance 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-colchester-from-a-distance-r1181043, accessed 21 October 2021.