Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping in Plymouth Sound off Mount Batten, with Mount Edgcumbe Beyond

1813

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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
D09232
Turner Bequest CXXXI 15

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, Turner’s view is west from low on the Mount Batten side of Plymouth Sound, looking towards Mount Edgcumbe, with Drake’s Island indicated below it at the centre beyond the many small craft moored on the near side. The drawing on folio 16 recto (D09233) shows the distant coast continuing to the south-west, to the left of the present view.
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.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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