Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dunster from Minehead

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08699
Turner Bequest CXXIII 178 v

Catalogue entry

The view is south-east from the coast at or near Minehead (see under folio 4 recto; D08368), with the Conygar Tower on its hill above Dunster silhouetted towards the right and the coast of Blue Anchor Bay beyond. The prospect from Minehead Harbour is now dominated by the Butlins holiday camp along the opposite shore. There is what appears to be a similar view on folio 156 recto (D08654; CXXIII 153).
The present drawing is not recorded in Finberg’s Turner Bequest Inventory.1 For other views of Dunster, see under folio 19 verso (D08398).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.351.

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