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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Margate, Kent c.1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
Margate, Kent c.1832
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX 31a
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 206 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with views of a town in a landscape, identified by Eric Shanes as Margate.1 For more information on the Kentish scenes in this volume, see the sketchbook introduction.
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales 1825–1838, London 1979, p.156 under no.47.
Technical notes:
There is a patch of grey discolouration on the top edge of the page, towards the top right-hand corner.

John Chu
March 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Margate, Kent c.1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-margate-kent-r1181460, accessed 09 March 2021.