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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Colchester c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
Colchester c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 6a
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts Colchester in the county of Essex. Colchester Castle crowns the ridge at left, overlooking the town and its winding streets which unfurl beyond. Middle Mill is pictured on the right, on the banks of a pond. This drawing was developed into a finished watercolour and engraved by R Wallis in 1827 for the Picturesque Views in England and Wales series (Tate impression T04512).1 See also Tate D18164–D18166, D18171, D18186, D18275–D18276, D18286, D18296–D18297; Turner Bequest CCIX 3a–4a, 7a, 16, 61–62, 71, 80a–81.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

Selbourne, Wilton and Powell 2008, p.120 no.23 and Wilton 1979, p.392 no.789.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Colchester 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-r1181051, accessed 21 October 2021.