Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lynmouth Harbour

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 200 x 324 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40294

Catalogue entry

This drawing was not recorded by Finberg in his Turner Bequest Inventory.1 It is a slight continuation to the left of the distant hills in the view from Lynmouth’s pier on D08964 (CXXVI 18). The individual leaves of the sketchbook were apparently still oversewn together at that point (see the introduction), as the two parts of the drawing stop short of the stitch holes towards their inner edges.
On the recto of the present sheet (D08948; CXXVI 3) is another view of Lynmouth from nearby, which itself continues on D40295 (the verso of D08949; CXXVI 4). For other views of Lynmouth and nearby Lynton in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under D08948.
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.357, CXXVI.
Technical notes:
There are five sets of stitch holes near the right-hand edge. There is a small piece missing at the bottom right corner, matching similar losses to adjacently numbered leaves (D08946–D08951, D40295; CXXVI 1–5a) and to D08964 (CXXVI 18).

Matthew Imms
January 2011

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