Joseph Mallord William Turner
St Michael’s Mount: The Western Range of the Castle 1811

Artwork details

Artist
Title
St Michael’s Mount: The Western Range of the Castle
From Ivy Bridge to Penzance Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXV
Date 1811
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
D08920
Turner Bequest CXXV 37
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Catalogue entry

The drawing is a slight continuation from folio 37 verso opposite (D08919; CXXV 36a). It shows the coast of Mount’s Bay receding to the south-east, apparently with Cudden Point on the left and in the distance the profile of the headlands from Mullion Bay to the Lizard at the southern tip of Cornwall, some sixteen miles away.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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