Joseph Mallord William Turner

Falmouth Harbour

1811

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 166 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08908
Turner Bequest CXXV 29

Catalogue entry

From the shore at the south-east end of Falmouth harbour, Arwenack Street recedes on the left towards the tower of the parish church of King Charles the Martyr. The old quay towards the centre survives, but the waterfront in the foreground has since undergone substantial redevelopment, and is now the site of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, off Cambeltown Way. Turner’s viewpoint can be approximated in various places around the surrounding quays and car parks.
For other views in the area, see under folio 25 verso (D08901; CXXV 24a).
Verso:
Blank. There is some dark spotting.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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