Joseph Mallord William Turner

Charmouth from Inland

1811

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08412
Turner Bequest CXXIII 27 a

Catalogue entry

This view seems to be of Charmouth from the Bridport road, looking south-west past Stonebarrow Hill on the left in the direction of the coast and Lyme Regis. A more detailed, though still relatively slight drawing in the Corfe to Dartmouth sketchbook (Tate D08839; Turner Bequest CXXIV 28), inscribed ‘Charmouth | and Lyme’, appears to show much the same view.
The drawing on folio 49 recto (D08455) appears to show Charmouth beach. For Bridport see folios 7 verso and 47 verso (D08375, D08452); there are a also number of views of Lyme Regis, beginning on folio 36 recto (D08429).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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