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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Margate, Kent c.1835-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Margate, Kent c.1835–40
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX a 39
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 86 mm
Partial watermark ‘WOOD ¦18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘39’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXIX (a) – 39’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The cursory nature of these harbour views is typical of the drawings in this sketchbook. They may depict the town of Margate in Kent. For more details, see the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
February 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Margate, Kent c.1835–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-r1181574, accessed 03 December 2021.