Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Boat, probably on the River Dart

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08522
Turner Bequest CXXIII 81 a

Catalogue entry

Finberg’s assumption of Turner’s meaning is probably correct, as folio 86 recto (D08525; CXXIII 83) is inscribed ‘Dart’ in full. However, this river scene appears rather generic and the cottage and landing-place on the right remain unidentified. Interspersed with identified views on the Dart, there are other likely Dart on folios 85 verso, 86 recto, 96 recto, 96 verso, 97 verso and 99 recto (D08524, D08525, D08545, D08546, D08548, D08551; CXXIII 82a, 83, 93, 93a, 94a, 96).
For views of Dartmouth, where the Dart enters the sea, see under folio 3 recto (D08366); for Totnes, at the river’s upper tidal limit, see under folio 94 verso (D08542; CXXIII 91a). There are also various Dart subjects towards the end of the contemporary Corfe to Dartmouth sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest CXXIV).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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