Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plompton Rocks from the South

1816

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 97 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10877
Turner Bequest CXLIV 5 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a two-page panorama of Plompton Rocks continued to the right on folio 6 (D10878) opposite, recording the view looking north from the dam in the lake. The sketch almost exactly revisits the view that Turner recorded in the oil painting, Plompton Rocks (Harewood House)1 painted 1797–8 for Harewood.
For Plompton Rocks in this sketchbook see folio 3 verso (D10873).

David Hill
January 2009

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.22 no.26 (pl.24).

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