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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Margate: The Great Beach with Droit House, the Pier and Lighthouse, Jarvis's Landing Place, with Figures, Carts and a Horse c.1829-45

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Margate: The Great Beach with Droit House, the Pier and Lighthouse, Jarvis’s Landing Place, with Figures, Carts and a Horse c.1829–45
D29014
Turner Bequest CCXCII 63
Gouache and watercolour on buff wove paper, 139 x 190 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘63’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCII 63’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is north-west over Margate’s Great Beach, with the stone pier on the left and steamers at the end of Jarvis’s Landing place at the right. A jumble of coaches, houses and figures on the sands is silhouetted by the haloed evening light of the summer sun, with beached boats loosely indicated in red to their left. For more on the Margate setting, see the Introduction to this subsection.
Technical notes:
Turner’s use of this sheet of buff paper is unusual among the identified Margate views grouped here, although several others are on blue paper. Compare one other sheet of similar size and colour (Tate D34160–D24161; Turner Bequest CCCXLI 427, 427v), with Margate views on both sides.
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Matthew Imms
August 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Margate: The Great Beach with Droit House, the Pier and Lighthouse, Jarvis’s Landing Place, with Figures, Carts and a Horse c.1829–45 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-the-great-beach-with-droit-house-the-pier-and-r1183889, accessed 24 August 2019.