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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Piers at Folkestone Harbour 1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
The Piers at Folkestone Harbour 1825
Turner Bequest CCXIV 8a
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 south from the Stade in Folkestone, as tentatively suggested by Finberg,1 looking along the eastern pier. The harbour was subsequently much expanded, and the western arm flanking the narrow entrance beyond was radically remodelled. Folio 7 verso (D18854) is another view from nearby. They are among numerous sketches showing aspects of the harbour. For Turner’s other Folkestone views in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under the recto (D18855).

Matthew Imms
September 2020

See Finberg 1909, II, p,651.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Piers at Folkestone Harbour 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-piers-at-folkestone-harbour-r1202208, accessed 14 June 2024.