Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plymouth from Saltram House

1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D09306
Turner Bequest CXXXI 81

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, Saltram House, near Plympton, is shown in the middle distance, with Plymouth beyond to the west. Turner spent time as a guest at the house in 1813 (see the Introduction to the tour). 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.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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