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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Colchester c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Distant View of Colchester c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch is a prospect of Colchester in Essex. The view is continued on the folio opposite (Tate D18166; Turner Bequest CCIX 4a). For other drawings of Colchester see Tate D18164–D18169, D18171, D18186, D18275–D18276, D18286, D18296–D18297; Turner Bequest CCIX 3a–6a, 7a, 16, 61–62, 71, 80a–81 and the watercolour housed in the Courtauld Institute Gallery, London (see Tate impressions T04511–T04512).1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.392 no.789.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Distant View of 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-distant-view-of-colchester-r1181049, accessed 21 October 2021.