Joseph Mallord William Turner

Totnes Church and Castle from the Bridge over the River Dart

1811

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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
D08625
Turner Bequest CXXIII 136

Catalogue entry

The view is to the west up Totnes’s Fore Street to the tower of St Mary’s Church and the castle beyond, from the south of the east end of the medieval bridge (since replaced) over the River Dart. There have been various changes to the riverside buildings but the scene is still recognisable from the bridge.
For other views of Totnes in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 94 verso (D08542; CXXIII 91a).
Technical notes:
There are two ink blots offset from the inscription on folio 138 verso opposite (D08624; CXXIII 135a).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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