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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The East Side of Folkestone Harbour, with Copt Point Beyond 1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
The East Side of Folkestone Harbour, with Copt Point Beyond 1825
D18854
Turner Bequest CCXIV 7a
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 155 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the view is from the east end of the Stade in Folkestone, with the eastern pier at the centre, and cliffs towards Copt Point (see under the recto; D18853) beyond the cottages and steps to the left, which do not survive. The harbour was subsequently much expanded, and the western arm flanking its narrow entrance towards the right was extensively remodelled. Folio 8 verso (D18856) is another view from nearby.
For Turner’s numerous views around Folkestone in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under the more characteristic view of the harbour below the town’s church on folio 8 recto opposite (D18855).

Matthew Imms
September 2020

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The East Side of Folkestone Harbour, with Copt Point Beyond 1825 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2020, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-east-side-of-folkestone-harbour-with-copt-point-beyond-r1202206, accessed 25 May 2024.