View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
Eric Shanes has identified this sketch, looking west along Blue Anchor Bay about the point where the Carhampton–Watchet road leaves the coast, as the basis of the watercolour Minehead, Somersetshire of about 1818 or 1820 (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight),1 engraved in 1821 for the Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England2 (see the concordance of the series in the 1811 tour introduction). Dunster Castle is on the skyline to the left with the nearby Conygar Tower towards the centre and the hills above Minehead (see under folio 4 recto; D08368) on the right.
For other views of Dunster, see under folio 19 verso (D08398). Folio 166 recto opposite (D08673; CXXIII 163) shows the view in the opposite direction. A smaller study on folio 171 verso (D08683; CXXIII 168a) includes the tree and inn featuring on the right of the Southern Coast watercolour but not indicated in the present sketch.
You might like
After Joseph Mallord William Turner Minehead and Dunster Castle
After Joseph Mallord William Turner Minehead and Dunster Castle, Somersetshire