Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Michael’s Mount from the Coast near Longrock

1811

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D08935
Turner Bequest CXXV 45

Catalogue entry

From their relative angles, the Mount, Marazion and the coast to the south-west beyond are seen from the coast road to Penzance at about the point where it now crosses the railway line near Longrock. There is a similar view on folio 47 verso (D08937; CXXV 46). For other views of the site, see under folio 32 recto (D08910; CXXV 31).
Technical notes:
Tears have been repaired at the top and right.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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