Joseph Mallord William Turner

Chudleigh Rocks, with St Martin and St Mary’s Church Beyond

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D09485
Turner Bequest CXXXII 4

Catalogue entry

As with the view on folio 2 recto (D09483), the subject appears to be Chudleigh Rocks, an outcrop just south-west of the small town of the same name. Turner’s viewpoint seems to be on or near the lane west of Lawell House, looking north-east up the valley below the rocks, with the castellated tower and shallow spire of St Martin and St Mary’s Church in Chudleigh beyond to the left. Assuming the identification is correct, there are now more trees on the skyline, obscuring the tower. The bridge on folio 5 recto (D09486) may be nearby.
Technical notes:
A dark mark at the bottom right matches one on the opposite page (the verso of Tate D09484; CXXXII 3).
Verso:
Blank; a dark mark at the top right matches one on folio 5 recto opposite (D09486).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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