Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Hamoaze and Plymouth Dock

1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D09343
Turner Bequest CXXXI 117

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view appears to be south over the Hamoaze (Tamar Estuary), with Plymouth Dock (later Devonport) on the left. There is a comparable study on folio 115 recto (D09341). 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.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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