Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dartmouth from Townstal

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
D09733
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 52

Catalogue entry

The Dart Estuary is seen to the south-east; the foreground is now built over, but a close match for the viewpoint is The Keep Gardens, off Townstal Hill, on the northern approaches to Dartmouth. The tower of St Saviour’s Church is in the middle distance to the left, with Kingswear on the opposite bank and the shallow spire of St Petrox’s Church above Dartmouth Castle in the distance. There are two sketches from a very similar viewpoint in the 1811 Corfe to Dartmouth sketchbook (Tate D08861, D08862; Turner Bequest CXXIV 46, 47).
This is one of a sequence of views around Dartmouth and the Dart Estuary between folios 50 recto and 60 recto (D09730, D09744); for other sketches made in 1811, see under the first of these.
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

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