Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Great Mew Stone from Mount Edgcumbe

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
D09243
Turner Bequest CXXXI 26

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the Great Mew Stone is seen to the south-east, beyond Plymouth Sound and Wembury Point, from Mount Edgcumbe (probably at Ravenness Point). A view to the north-east from here or nearby appears on folio 25 recto (D09242), with another view of the Mew Stone on folio 24 recto (D09241).
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.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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