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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant Views of Colchester c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Distant Views of Colchester c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 115 mm
Watermarked ‘al[lee] | 18[19]’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These slight and cursory views depict Colchester, in Essex. The tower with a small spire rising from its centre is pictured again in Tate D18166; Turner Bequest CCIX 4a and in the highly finished watercolour of Colchester belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, London (see Tate impressions T04511–T04512).1
The right side of the page has the continuation of a prospect from the folio opposite (Tate D18165; Turner Bequest CCIX 4).

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, ‘Distant Views 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-views-of-colchester-r1181046, accessed 21 October 2021.