Joseph Mallord William Turner

Endsleigh Cottage and the Tamar Valley

1814

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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
D09636
Turner Bequest CXXXII 130 a

Catalogue entry

Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk have identified the scene as the Tamar Valley about six miles north-west of Gunnislake with Endsleigh Cottage, also shown on folio 129 verso and the recto of the present leaf (D09634, D09635); see the entry for D09634 for the situation and history of the house.1
Turner’s viewpoint is above the eastern, Devon bank of the Tamar near the Swiss cottage south-east of the house. This is a slightly more detailed repletion of the smaller sketch on the recto, and the Picturesque variety of the house’s gables and verandas is accurately (if swiftly) recorded.
For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Cook and Kirk 2001, pp.47–8; Cook and Kirk 2009, pp.52–3.

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