Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plymouth: The Citadel beyond the Charles Church and St Andrew’s Church

1811

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08727
Turner Bequest CXXIII 198 a

Catalogue entry

The tower of St Andrew’s and the spire of the Charles Church are seen from the north against the bulky silhouette of the Citadel, with Plymouth Harbour beyond. The tower at Mount Batten is indicated at the left-hand edge and Mount Edgcumbe rises in the distance on the right. The viewpoint is the Mutley district of the city, then open country but now so densely built up that an equivalent view is unobtainable. For other Plymouth views in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 3 verso (D08367).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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