Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plympton Castle and St Maurice’s Church from the Pathfields

1814

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09718
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 42

Catalogue entry

St Maurice’s Church and Plympton Castle are seen from the north-west, across the Pathfields, which remains open ground, albeit with a later lime avenue running across it in the direction of Turner’s view;1 for a view in the opposite direction, see folio 43 recto (D09719). There are also drawings of the two buildings in the 1811 Devonshire Coast, No.1 sketchbook (Tate D08561, D08565; Turner Bequest CXXIII 101a, 103a).
1
For photographs before and after the avenue was established, see ‘Pathfields’, Plympton St Maurice Civic Association, accessed 16 November 2011, http://www.plymptonstmaurice.co.uk/pathfields.htm.
Technical notes:
A tear to the edge at the bottom centre has been repaired.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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