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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Scenes at Yarmouth c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 29 Verso:
Scenes at Yarmouth c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 29 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Watermarked ‘[al]lee | [18]19’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These sketches, taken with the book turned upside down, depict the coast and beach at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The central view continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D18214; Turner Bequest CCIX 30). It depicts buildings overlooking the seafront and sands, with various vessels, perhaps fishing trawlers or smacks, at right. For other sketches of Yarmouth in this book see Tate D18203–D18223; Turner Bequest CCIX 24a–34a. Turner’s sketches are associated with designs for both the England and Wales (Tate impression T04547) and East Coast engraving schemes, though the latter design, housed at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, was unpublished.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

Wilton 1979, p.394 no.810 and 405 no.904.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Scenes at Yarmouth c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-scenes-at-yarmouth-r1181095, accessed 24 January 2020.