Joseph Mallord William TurnerExmouth from the Exe Estuary 1811

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Artist
Title
Exmouth from the Exe Estuary
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08494
Turner Bequest CXXIII 66
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 69 Recto:
Exmouth from the Exe Estuary 1811
D08494
Turner Bequest CXXIII 66
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ex’ (twice) bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘66’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXIII – 66’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Exmouth side of the Exe Estuary is seen to the east from the neighbourhood of Cockwood on the western shore. Neighbouring views run from folio 66 verso (D08489; CXXIII 63a) to the verso of the present leaf (D08495).
Technical notes:
There is extensive offsetting from the ink inscription on folio 68 verso opposite (D08493; CXXIII 65a).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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