Joseph Mallord William TurnerA West Country Town by a River 1811

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Artist
Title
A West Country Town by a River
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
D08602
Turner Bequest CXXIII 123 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 126 Verso:
A West Country Town by a River 1811
D08602
Turner Bequest CXXIII 123a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With a church tower and distinctive buildings on the right and what appears to be a river with a bridge and boats on the left, this townscape remains unidentified, but may be in South Devon or Cornwall.
Technical notes:
There are ink blots showing through from the recto of the leaf (D08601; CXXIII 123), themselves offset from the previous page, folio 125 verso (D08600; CXXIII 122a).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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