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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Margate Harbour from the Sea 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Verso:
Margate Harbour from the Sea 1796–7
Turner Bequest XXXVII 82
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 82’ top right, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 41 recto opposite (D01200; Turner Bequest XXXVII 83). A.J. Finberg suggested that this might be a view at Ramsgate,1 but as Turner scholar Eric Shanes has noted,2 this is a view of the pier at Margate with Hooper’s Mill in the distance.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

Finberg 1909, I, p.82.
Unpublished list, dated 6 July 1982.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Margate Harbour from the Sea 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-margate-harbour-from-the-sea-r1149889, accessed 26 October 2021.