Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Michael’s Mount and Marazion

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 166 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08914
Turner Bequest CXXV 33

Catalogue entry

The mount is seen to the south from the mainland, with Marazion to its north-east to the left and rocks in the shallows near where the causeway runs at low tide. The drawing continues on folio 33 verso opposite (D08913; CXXV 32a).
There are similar views on folios 32 verso–33 recto and 44 verso–45 recto (D08911, D08912, D08933, D08934; CXXV 31a–32, 43a–44). For other drawings of the site, see under folio 32 recto (D08910; CXXV 31).
Technical notes:
There is some light brown spotting.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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