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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colchester: Sunset c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
Colchester: Sunset c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 7a
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm 115 x 188 mm
Watermarked ‘[al]lee | [18]19’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner records a sunset at Colchester in Essex. Sketching from the banks of a pond with what appears to be Middle Mill at right, the artist looks back towards the Castle atop a hill (see Tate D18169; Turner Bequest CCIX 6a). The sun, represented by a diminutive circle, is shown in its westerly descent at top left.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Colchester: Sunset 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-sunset-r1181053, accessed 21 October 2021.