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Margate: The Great Beach with Droit House, the Pier and Lighthouse, Jarvis’s Landing Place, and a Smoking Steamer

ca. 1841–5

Joseph Mallord William Turner

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Title

Margate: The Great Beach with Droit House, the Pier and Lighthouse, Jarvis’s Landing Place, and a Smoking Steamer

Date

ca. 1841–5

Description

This scene of a steam-boat off the coast may show the seaside resort of Margate. The town was accessible by steam-boat, and was favoured by Londoners. Turner often used it as a base from which to explore the Kentish coast.

Turner retained an affection for Margate throughout his life. As a boy he had stayed in the town with relatives of his mother and in later life he rented rooms there, overlooking the harbour and pier.
Gallery label, February 2004

Medium: Graphite and watercolour on paper
Credit line: 'Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856'

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Location

Droit House, Margate, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

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