Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lynton and Lynmouth from Inland

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
D08963
Turner Bequest CXXVI 17

Catalogue entry

The viewpoint seems to be around where Barbrook Road becomes Lynbridge Road, leading down to Lynmouth at the mouth of the West Lyn River. Lynton is to the north on the hill to the left; the hill beyond Lynmouth obscures Foreland Point to the north-east. Today the valley is densely wooded, hiding this view, but it is shown clearly in George Rowe’s lithograph Entrance to Lynton and Lynmouth of about 1828 or 1835 and George Townsend’s 1853 engraving Lynton and Lynmouth (Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter).
Turner made a very similar sketch from slightly further north, with Foreland Point visible, on D08962 (Turner Bequest CXXVI 16). For other views of Lynton and Lynmouth see under D08948 (CXXVI 3).
Technical notes:
There are five sets of stitch holes near the left-hand edge.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
January 2011

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