Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Wood with Buildings in the Distance, Probably in South-West Devon

1813

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 157 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09408
Turner Bequest CXXXI 152 a

Catalogue entry

This drawing is part of a sequence working in from the back cover of the sketchbook, which correlates with accounts of a voyage Turner and others made from Plymouth south-east to Burgh Island, returning by land from Kingsbridge (see folio 252 verso; D09430; Turner Bequest CXXXI 163a) towards Plymouth. The sequence begins on folio 275 (D09476; Turner Bequest CXXXI 186a), under which the overall trip is discussed, and may extend as far as folio 228 verso (Tate D09382; Turner Bequest CXXXI 139a). Two figures are indicated in the distance between the trees at the centre, with a building or buildings beyond.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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