Joseph Mallord William TurnerCharmouth from Inland 1811

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Charmouth from Inland
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 75 x 117 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXIII 27 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Verso:
Charmouth from Inland 1811
Turner Bequest CXXIII 27a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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