Chichester Canal (painting)

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Chichester Canal
Chichester Canal (1828).jpg
Artist J. M. W. Turner
Year 1828 (1828)
Location Tate Collection

Chichester Canal is a painting by the English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker J. M. W. Turner. It was painted in 1828[1] and was commissioned by George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont[2] It is currently housed in the Tate Collection.

The work depicts the Chichester Canal in Sussex, southern England. The ship is probably a collier brig, as this serene scene had commercial purpose. Its brilliant colours may have been influenced by atmospheric ash from the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia (see also Year Without a Summer).


  1. ^ Chichester Canal c.1828. Tate Gallery, 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013. Archived here.
  2. ^ Green, Alan H.J (2006). The History of Chichester's Canal. Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society. p. 42. ISBN 0-9512036-1-4. 

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