Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kingswear Castle, Dartmouth Castle and Dartmouth

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09740
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 57

Catalogue entry

The view is to the north-west, over the keep of Kingswear Castle and the Dart Estuary to Dartmouth Castle and up the river towards Dartmouth itself. There are small drawings from similar angles on folio 55 verso (D09738). This is one of a sequence of views around Dartmouth and the Dart Estuary between folios 50 recto and 60 recto (D09730, D09744); for sketches made in 1811, see under the first of these.
Technical notes:
There is brown staining to the left-hand edge, also evident on the verso (D09741).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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