Joseph Mallord William Turner

The St Germans or Lynher River near Antony

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
D09354
Turner Bequest CXXXI 125

Catalogue entry

The sketches between folios 117 verso and 126 recto (D09344, D09356) were made around Antony, Cornwall, a village south of the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. With the page turned horizontally, here the view appears to be north-east across the river from near the village; compare the drawing on folio 126 recto (D09356). 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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