Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Banks of the Hamoaze with Plymouth Dock Beyond

1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09339
Turner Bequest CXXXI 113

Catalogue entry

Finberg’s identification appears correct in the context of adjacent identified sketches. With the page turned horizontally, the view may be east across the Hamoaze (Tamar Estuary) towards Plymouth Dock (later Devonport). The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
Verso:
Blank. A brown stain to the right matches one on folio 114 recto opposite (D09340).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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