Joseph Mallord William Turner

St James the Great’s Church, Antony, with the St Germans or Lynher River Beyond

1813

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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
D09353
Turner Bequest CXXXI 124

Catalogue entry

The sketches between folios 117 verso and 126 recto (D09344, D09356) were made around Antony, Cornwall, a village south of the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. With the page turned horizontally, St James the Great’s Church is seen here from the south-east, with the river beyond. The tower is seen from a higher vantage point on folio 122 recto (D09351), and the church appears again on folio 123 recto (D09352). 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.
Technical notes:
There is some staining at the left, matching that on folio 123 verso opposite (verso of D09352).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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