Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Catherine’s Castle, Fowey

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08388
Turner Bequest CXXIII 14 a

Catalogue entry

The view is south-west along the shore at Fowey past trees and what appear to be small buildings in the neighbourhood of the Fowey blockhouse, towards St Catherine’s point and the ruined castle of the same name, an artillery fort dating from about the 1530s.1 There is a closer study of the building on folio 15 verso (D08390); for other views in and around Fowey see under folio 5 verso (D08371).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

1
See [Adèle Campbell (ed.)], Heritage Unlocked: Guide to Free [English Heritage] Sites in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, London 2004, pp.42–5.

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