Joseph Mallord William Turner A River between Hills, Perhaps the Yealm, near Plymouth 1813

Artwork details

A River between Hills, Perhaps the Yealm, near Plymouth
From Plymouth, Hamoaze Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXXI
Date 1813
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 95 x 157 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXXI 52
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Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, this view among wooded hills with a tower on the left currently remains unidentified, but may show a scene on or near the River Yealm, south-east of Plymouth. A nearby sketch (folio 47 recto; D09268) is annotated with the name of the river, while folio 53 recto (D09275) and subsequent pages show the Wembury area, near the mouth of the river. 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

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