Joseph Mallord William Turner

Totnes from the River Dart

1811

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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
D08541
Turner Bequest CXXIII 91

Catalogue entry

The view is to the north-west up the River Dart, with the castle and church at Totnes on the horizon. There is a clearer version of the view on the verso (D08542), where the subject is discussed.
Technical notes:
There is extensive offsetting from the ink inscription on folio 93 verso opposite (D08540; CXXIII 90a), which disrupts the drawing.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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