Joseph Mallord William TurnerSt Michael's Mount from Marazion 1811

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St Michael's Mount from 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 41 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Verso:
St Michael’s Mount from Marazion 1811
Turner Bequest CXXV 41a
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil with colour notes including ‘[?Red]’, ‘c[...]’, ‘Black [...]’ and ‘Sand’ at right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The island is seen to the south-west from the rugged foreshore on the south-east side of Marazion, where boats are drawn up on the beach. Clouds are lightly sketched in and heavy shading in the middle distance may indicate passing shadows or the texture of the rocks. There is a slight drawing which may show the same part of Marazion on folio 41 recto (D08926; CXXV 40), and a view of the mount from further north, across the causeway hidden here by the foreground promontory, on folio 41 verso (D08927; CXXV 40a).
For other views of the area, see under folio 32 recto (D08910; CXXV 31).

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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