Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plymouth from the East

1813

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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
D09299
Turner Bequest CXXXI 75

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, Plymouth is seen across the Laira (Plym Estuary) from the east, with the Citadel on the far left, and the tower of St Andrew’s Church and the spire of the Charles Church. 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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