Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dartmouth from Townstal

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 209 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08862
Turner Bequest CXXIV 47

Catalogue entry

The view is down the Dart Estuary to the south-east from Townstall Hill, with the tower of St Saviour’s Church in the middle distance to the left and the shallow spire of St Petrox’s Church above Dartmouth Castle in the distance. The treatment beyond the foreground trees is left slight, as there is a more detailed view of the town, apparently from a little lower and to the west, on folio 46 recto (D08861); see the entry for the latter for other Dartmouth studies.
Verso:
Blank, save for very faint inscription by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom left, upside down. A tear has been repaired at top left.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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