Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Mooring on a River or Estuary, Perhaps the Hamoaze 1811

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Artist
Title
A Mooring on a River or Estuary, Perhaps the Hamoaze
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08743
Turner Bequest CXXIII 208 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 211 Verso:
A Mooring on a River or Estuary, Perhaps the Hamoaze 1811
D08743
Turner Bequest CXXIII 208a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg described this is a coastal scene, although there is no open sea in evidence. The drawing may show an estuary, with boats and figures by a quay or beach below what is perhaps an inn with washing hanging outside. The subject is possibly continuous with the drawing on the recto (D08742; CXXIII 208), which may show the view further to the right. The location may be on or around the lower Tamar, as Finberg suggested as the subject of the recto, or the Hamoaze (the Tamar Estuary). For other views in the Plymouth area, see under folio 3 verso (D08367).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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