Joseph Mallord William TurnerSt Michael's Mount: The Southern Range of the Castle 1811

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Artist
Title
St Michael's Mount: The Southern Range of the Castle
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
D08922
Turner Bequest CXXV 38
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
St Michael’s Mount: The Southern Range of the Castle 1811
D08922
Turner Bequest CXXV 38
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Stamped in black ‘CXXV – 38’ bottom right | top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The main focus of this double-page sketch is the castle, on folio 38 verso opposite (D08921; CXXV 37a). Here the island’s rocky shoreline appears in the foreground, with the coast towards the Lizard to the south-east in the distance.
Technical notes:
There is some rubbing above the skyline.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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