Joseph Mallord William TurnerSt Michael's Mount and Marazion 1811

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St Michael's Mount and Marazion
From Ivy Bridge to Penzance Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXV
Date 1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 166 x 208 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXV 32 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Verso:
St Michael’s Mount and Marazion 1811
Turner Bequest CXXV 32a
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing continues on folio 34 recto opposite (D08914; CXXV 33). Only the western slopes of the mount and part of the castle are shown here, from the north.
There is a vertical line running down from the right of centre, isolating a small, separate study of what appear to be rocks at the right-hand edge of the page.
Technical notes:
There is some brown spotting and staining.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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