Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Tower or Fortification, Possibly on the River Dart

1811

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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
D08524
Turner Bequest CXXIII 82 a

Catalogue entry

Crowning a wooded hill above the river is a building with a plain, blocky appearance, probably a fortification. Finberg’s assumption that this is a scene on the River Dart seems likely given that the river scene on folio 86 recto opposite (D08525; CXXIII 83) is inscribed as such, but the precise location remains unidentified.
For other views on the Dart, identified and unidentified, see under folio 84 verso (D08522; CXXIII 81a).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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