Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bishop and Clerks Rocks

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00586
Turner Bequest XXVI 33

Catalogue entry

The Bishop and Clerks are a chain of rugged islets off St David’s Head, beyond Ramsay Island. Turner appears to have taken delight in exploring the rocks along this part of the Pembrokeshire coast very much as he was to do in Plymouth Sound on his visits to Devon in 1811 and 1813. See also folios 30 recto, 32 recto and 34 recto (D00583, D00585, D00587).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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