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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Waterfront at Portsmouth, Including the Quebec Hotel 1844

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
The Waterfront at Portsmouth, Including the Quebec Hotel 1844
D35689
Turner Bequest CCCLXII 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 116 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXII – 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like the other rapid sketches in this book, this relates to the arrival of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, at Portsmouth Harbour on 8 October 1844, as discussed in the Introductions to the sketchbook and the overall section. Here the waterfront buildings, drawn rapidly with the page both ways up, include the Quebec Hotel on the east side of the harbour entrance towards the top left; see the entry for a similar view, perhaps made in the summer of 1824, in the London Bridge and Portsmouth sketchbook (Tate D17944; Turner Bequest CCVI 16a).
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Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Waterfront at Portsmouth, Including the Quebec Hotel 1844 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-waterfront-at-portsmouth-including-the-quebec-hotel-r1185638, accessed 28 May 2022.