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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Margate: The Great Beach with Jarvis's Landing Place and Fort Point, with a Distant Steamer c.1829-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Margate: The Great Beach with Jarvis’s Landing Place and Fort Point, with a Distant Steamer c.1829–40
D24947
Turner Bequest CCLX 111
Chalk on blue wove paper, 142 x 189 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘111’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 111’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On the left, the jetty of Jarvis’s Landing Place runs north off Margate’s Great Beach, with a steamer out in the Thames Estuary beyond. There are figures with a small boat at the water’s edge below the chalk cliffs of Fort Point on the right; compare the wider view in another blue paper drawing, Tate D20319 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 29), and for more details of the Margate setting, see the Introduction to this subsection.
Technical notes:
The particularly pale blue paper used here is comparable to that used for another Margate view (Tate D24948; Turner Bequest CCLX 112).
Verso:
Blank; white paper or tape around edges with pieces of off-white paper still adhering from former mounting. Inscribed in pencil 107’ bottom right and ‘D24947’ bottom left.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Margate: The Great Beach with Jarvis’s Landing Place and Fort Point, with a Distant Steamer 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-the-great-beach-with-jarviss-landing-place-and-fort-r1183885, accessed 28 September 2021.