Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Tamar Valley and Gunnislake from near Calstock

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
D09653
Turner Bequest CXXXII 139 a

Catalogue entry

Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk describe the view north up the Tamar past Hatches Green towards Gunnislake on the slope to the left and New Bridge, with Chimney Rock above the river on the right; they observe that although glimpses of the view can be obtained through the trees along the road east of Calstock Church, the best vantage point would be a train on the adjacent railway.1 The view is continuous with folio 140 recto opposite (D09654), although Cook and Kirk treat that page separately and suggest a different viewpoint nearby.
For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Cook and Kirk 2001, p.36, and Cook and Kirk 2009, p.35, each with a modern photograph of the view by Kirk.

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