Joseph Mallord William Turner

Readymoney Cove, Fowey, with St Catherine’s Castle

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 166 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08893
Turner Bequest CXXV 20 a

Catalogue entry

Turner looks south-east from Readymoney Cove, south of Fowey, across the mouth of the Fowey Estuary to the sea. St Catherine’s Castle is on the headland to the right of centre (but now obscured by trees from this point), with the ruined St Saviour’s Chapel on the skyline on the Polruan side between the trees on the left.
This is the last of a sequence of Fowey views, commenced on folio 19 verso (D08889; CXXV 18a), under which the history of the castle and other Fowey views are discussed.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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