Joseph Mallord William TurnerSt Michael's Mount from the Coast near Longrock 1811

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Artist
Title
St Michael's Mount from the Coast near Longrock
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
D08935
Turner Bequest CXXV 45
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
St Michael’s Mount from the Coast near Longrock 1811
D08935
Turner Bequest CXXV 45
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Stamped in black ‘CXXV – 45’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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