Joseph Mallord William Turner

Portland from Lulworth Cove

1811

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 209 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08829
Turner Bequest CXXIV 20

Catalogue entry

The view is from the beach on the east side of Lulworth Cove, Dorset, the only point from which the Isle of Portland is visible on the horizon to the south-west through the seaward entrance to the cove. It repeats a small lateral section of the double page view overleaf (folios 20 verso, 21 recto; D08830, D08831), and was presumably made because the profile of Portland there is disrupted by coinciding with the gutter.
There are further views of the cove on folios 21 verso and 22 recto (D08832, D08833).

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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