Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plymouth Citadel and the Barbican from Mount Batten or Turnchapel

1813

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09234
Turner Bequest CXXXI 17

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view appears to be north-west from the shore at Mount Batten or Turnchapel across the Cattewater to the Citadel, outlined on towards the left, and the waterfront houses of Plymouth’s Barbican.
The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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