Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Bees Head and Priory, Cattle on Cliffs

1809

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07576
Turner Bequest CX 34

Catalogue entry

St Bees and St Bees Head are marked on Turner’s sketch map inside the front cover of the sketchbook (D07537). For other views of the coastline taken from the cliffs and the coast path see folios 37 and 38 (D07579, D07580), and for the priory, 35 and 36 (D07577, D07578). This view looks north to South Head, over the little town with its priory at right.
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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