Joseph Mallord William Turner

Forder Lake and the St Germans or Lynher River from near Trematon Castle

1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09260
Turner Bequest CXXXI 41

Catalogue entry

The sketches between folio 36 recto (D09255) and folio 43 recto (D09263) were made in the vicinity of Trematon Castle, above the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions. With the page turned horizontally, here the view is from near the castle, looking south down Forder Lake past Antony Passage to the river.
There are related sketches on folios 39 recto and 40 recto (D09258, D09259), and another from a lower viewpoint on folio 42 recto (D09262).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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