Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Catherine’s Castle, Fowey

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08390
Turner Bequest CXXIII 15 a

Catalogue entry

The ruined St Catherine’s Castle is viewed from the steep rocks below, with the outline of the harbourside blockhouse to the north-east on the right. There is a view from nearby in the contemporary Ivy Bridge to Penzance sketchbook (Tate D08891; Turner Bequest CXXV 19a). For other views in and around Fowey see under folio 5 verso (D08371).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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