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
D09654
Turner Bequest CXXXII 140

Catalogue entry

Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk describe the view of the Devon bank of the Tamar, looking north-east from Windy Hill, on the road below the later railway bridge north-west of Calstock’s parish church.1 The view is continuous with folio 139 verso opposite (D09653), where Gunnislake is visible, although Cook and Kirk treat that page separately and suggest a different viewpoint nearby.
The view eastwards towards Morwellham on the verso (D09655) may effectively be a development and extension of the rough outlines towards the right of the present page.
For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Cook and Kirk 2001, p.39, and Cook and Kirk 2009, p.38, each with a modern photograph of the view by Kirk.

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