Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Hilly Skyline, Possibly near Trematon Castle

1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41231

Catalogue entry

This slight drawing, made with the page turned horizontally, was not recorded by Finberg in his Turner Bequest Inventory.1 It possibly records the landscape near Trematon Castle; the sketches between folio 36 recto (D09255) and folio 43 recto (D09263) were made in its vicinity, above the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.367.

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