Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Hamoaze, Looking South from Wilcove towards Mount Edgcumbe

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08718
Turner Bequest CXXIII 192 a

Catalogue entry

There are sketches of warships or hulks, perhaps on the Hamoaze (the Tamar Estuary) near Mount Edgcumbe to the south, on folio 195 recto (D08717; CXXIII 192), and of Saltash on the Tamar to the north on folio 198 recto (D08721; CXXIII 195). Falling between them, the viewpoint of this and the drawing on folio 196 recto opposite (D08719; CXXIII 193) appears to be on or near the shore at Wilcove, north of Torpoint, Cornwall, with Turner here looking east across the Hamoaze to Plymouth Dock (later Devonport) and south-east to Mount Edgcumbe.
For other views in the Plymouth area in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 3 verso (D08367).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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