Joseph Mallord William Turner Plymouth from Stonehouse 1813

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Plymouth from Stonehouse
Date 1813
Medium Oil on paper
Dimensions Support: 156 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09213
Turner Bequest CXXX G
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Display caption

This view of Plymouth from Stonehouse Creek, to the west of the town, is one
of the most developed of a group of oil sketches Turner made in Devon in 1813.
It is more finished than usual, and falls into a satisfying composition. While
some of the sketches focus on details
and motifs, this could well have provided material for a subsequent picture.

 

August 2004

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