Joseph Mallord William Turner Plymouth from Saltram House 1813

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Plymouth from Saltram House
From Plymouth, Hamoaze Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXXI
Date 1813
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
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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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