Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dartmouth Castle and the Mouth of the River Dart from Kingswear

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09735
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 53 a

Catalogue entry

Eric Shanes has tentatively linked this rapid sketch and the slightly more detailed one on folio 54 recto opposite (D09736) with the watercolour Dartmouth Cove of about 1826 (Morgan Library & Museum, New York),1 engraved in 1827 for the series Picturesque Views in England and Wales;2 see the top right sketch on folio 57 verso (D09741) for the overall composition, looking south to Dartmouth Castle from the eastern bank at Kingswear.
This is one of a sequence of views around Dartmouth and the Dart Estuary between folios 50 recto and 60 recto (D09730, D09744); for sketches made in 1811, see under the first of these.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.391 no.787, reproduced.
2
Shanes 1979, p.156.

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