Joseph Mallord William Turner A West Country Coast or Estuary with Shipping 1811

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A West Country Coast or Estuary with Shipping
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 75 x 117 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXIII 119
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There is little topographical detail to assist in the identification of this West Country view across water to a wide expanse of hillside. Buildings are indicated by the water to the left, with the sails of a large ship towards the centre and the masts of a boat or two towards the right.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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