Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Teignmouth from the Ness, Shaldon 1811

Artwork details

?Teignmouth from the Ness, Shaldon
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 75 x 117 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXIII 69 a
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Catalogue entry

This view may be northwards from the Ness headland at Shaldon, looking over the mouth of the River Teign towards Teignmouth and the Devon coast towards Dawlish to the north-east. For other views of Teignmouth see under folio 71 verso (D08499; CXXIII 68a).
Probably in preparation for his 1811 tour, Turner made the following note on Shaldon from a recent edition of John Feltham’s Guide to All the Watering and Sea-Bathing Places in the Vale of Heathfield sketchbook (Tate D10206; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 1): ‘By a ferry pass the Teign to Shaldon, which lies adjacent to a promontory called the Ness’.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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