Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brent Tor and Great Links Tor, Dartmoor, beyond the Tamar Valley near Gunnislake

1814

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09650
Turner Bequest CXXXII 137 a

Catalogue entry

Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk have identified the view as a distant prospect of Dartmoor, with Brent Tor (see also folio 24 recto; D09506), about six miles to the north-east, on the horizon on the left, and Great Links Tor, some six miles further on, to the right, from around the junction of the roads between North Dimson and Chilsworthy along what is locally known as Windy Ridge or Windy Bridge, up the hill west of Gunnislake. Below, in the middle distance, is the meandering Tamar, now largely obscured by trees.1 For more Dartmoor views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).
On the recto (D09649) is a view from the same spot or nearby, looking north-west up the Tamar. For other views along the valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Cook and Kirk 2001, p.45, reproducing modern photograph of the view by Cook; Cook and Kirk 2009, p.51, reproducing another photograph by Cook with details of Brent Tor and Great Links Tor.

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