In Focus


We are grateful to Professor Christiana Payne for her development of this project, and to Professors Fiona Stafford and Clare A.P. Willsdon for their valuable contributions to the research on the painting.

Christiana Payne would like to thank Terry Wheeler and Chris and Eileen Randall for their help in deciphering the changing topography of Pegwell Bay.

This In Focus was sponsored by Christie’s, who have generously provided funding for collection research at Tate. For further information and to read other publications from the programme, visit the project page.

Christiana Payne, Professor of the History of Art, Oxford Brookes University
Fiona Stafford, Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
Clare A.P. Willsdon, Professor of the History of Western Art, University of Glasgow

Series editor: Jennifer Mundy, Head of Collection Research, Tate
Project editor: Celia White, Collection Research Editor, Tate
Digital editor: Susannah Worth, Digital Editor (Research), Tate

ISBN 978-1-84976-542-8