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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Margate: A Couple on the Great Beach with Jarvis's Landing Place and Distant Steamers c.1829-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Margate: A Couple on the Great Beach with Jarvis’s Landing Place and Distant Steamers c.1829–40
D24948
Turner Bequest CCLX 112
Chalk on blue wove paper, 142 x 191 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘112’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 112’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On the left, the jetty of Jarvis’s Landing Place runs north off Margate’s Great Beach, with a ship under full steam in the Thames Estuary beyond. For more details of the Margate setting, see the Introduction to this subsection. One might fancifully imagine the couple silhouetted in the foreground as travellers who have missed the boat, or perhaps even the artist himself with his Margate companion Mrs Booth.
Technical notes:
The particularly pale blue paper used here is comparable to that used for another Margate view (Tate D24947; Turner Bequest CCLX 111).
Verso:
Blank; white paper or tape around edges with pieces of off-white paper still adhering from former mounting.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Margate: A Couple on the Great Beach with Jarvis’s Landing Place and Distant Steamers c.1829–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-margate-a-couple-on-the-great-beach-with-jarviss-landing-r1183886, accessed 26 September 2021.