Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Tamar

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09658
Turner Bequest CXXXII 142

Catalogue entry

Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk reproduce the drawing, but describe it as an example of the ‘sparse and rudimentary’ and ‘fragmentary’1 Tamar studies in this part of the sketchbook, and thus difficult to identify precisely. There appears to be a small structure above the river at the centre. For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Cook and Kirk 2009, p.28.

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