Joseph Mallord William TurnerSt Michael's Mount from across the Causeway 1811

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Artist
Title
St Michael's Mount from across the Causeway
From Ivy Bridge to Penzance Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXV
Date 1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 166 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08927
Turner Bequest CXXV 40 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 41 Verso:
St Michael’s Mount from across the Causeway 1811
D08927
Turner Bequest CXXV 40a
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The mount is seen from the rocky shore, looking south-west across the causeway from Marazion, accessible only at low tide. The island’s harbour and associated buildings cluster below the castle. William Daniell’s 1825 aquatint for his Voyage Round Great Britain shows a similar view (Tate impression: T03022). Turner also made views of the mount from the causeway itself on folios 40 verso and 43 verso–44 recto (D08925, D08933, D08934; CXXV 39a), and there is another sketch from the coast a little to the south-east on folio 42 verso (D08929; CXXV 41a).
For other views of the site, see under folio 32 recto (D08910; CXXV 31).

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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