Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plymouth Sound from Oreston

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
D09318
Turner Bequest CXXXI 92

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, this view is to the west from the Oreston area along the Cattewater, with the tower of Mount Batten to the right and Drake’s Island and Mount Edgcumbe beyond across Plymouth Sound. 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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