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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Margate: Jarvis's Landing Place with Steamers, from the Great Beach c.1829-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Margate: Jarvis’s Landing Place with Steamers, from the Great Beach c.1829–40
D20320
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 29v
Chalk on blue wove paper, 140 x 188 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘P.57’ top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight study, not noted by Finberg,1 shows Jarvis’s Landing Place, looking north over Margate’s Great Beach from near Mrs Booth’s house on Bank Side, with shipping at the seaward end including at least one steamer. The recto (Tate D20319; Turner Bequest CCXXIV 29) shows a more detailed view of the same scene, putting the jetty in the contest of the nearby pier and cliffs; the drawings, presumably made in quick succession, are inverted relative to each other. For more details of the setting, see the Introduction to this subsection.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.693.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Margate: Jarvis’s Landing Place with Steamers, from the Great Beach 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-jarviss-landing-place-with-steamers-from-the-great-r1183880, accessed 18 October 2021.