Deal

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1826 - 1828

WAG 1001

About this object

This watercolour view of Deal, Kent, was intended to be published in the print series 'The Ports of England'. The project was abandoned before this view was printed.

There was no established harbour at Deal. Instead boats would anchor off the coast and smaller boats, known as ‘luggers’, would ferry their cargo to shore. The crew of these ‘luggers’ also operated as ‘speculative salvagers’ who would exploit ships caught in bad weather. The intentions of the ‘lugger’ in the foreground here are unclear.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Deal
  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Mallord William Turner (British: English, born:probably 23 April 1775, died:19 December 1851)
  • Date
    1826 - 1828
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 16.2 cm x 23.7 cm
  • Physical description
    This image is a view from the sea looking over rough waters towards Deal in Kent. There are several boats in the left hand foreground being buffeted by waves.
  • Related people
    A R Johnston (Previous owner); I A Abram (Previous owner); Professor J Hill Abram (Previous owner); Agnew's Gallery (Previous owner); Ernest Gambart (Previous owner); Leggatt Brothers (Previous owner); Frederick Richards Leyland (Previous owner); John Miller (Previous owner); Joseph Mallord William Turner (Artist/maker); W S Carne (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1001
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by Miss I A Abram in 1951
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • I A Abram

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery in 1951
  • Professor J Hill Abram

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Leggatt Brothers

    Owned from: 1918-05-03
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 3 May 1918, Lot 36
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • A R Johnston

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1918-05-03
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 3 May 1918, Lot 36
  • W S Carne

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: 1872-03-09
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 9 March 1872, Lot 40
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Frederick Richards Leyland

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1872-03-09
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 9 March 1872, Lot 40
  • Ernest Gambart

    Owned from: 1858-05-20
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 20 May 1858
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Miller

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1858
    Disposal method: Possibly the work sold at Christie's on 1858-05-20, Lot 61

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: ?ingo
    Inscription method: To be Reasearched
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Lower left
Object view = Fine Art
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