Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trematon Castle across the St Germans or Lynher River from Antony


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Graphite on paper
Support: 157 x 95 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXXI 117 a

Catalogue entry

The sketches between here and folio 126 recto (D09356) were made around Antony, Cornwall, a village south of the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. The present drawing continues on folio 118 recto opposite (D09345); the view is from near St James the Great’s Church, looking north-east over the village and river to the profile of Trematon Castle above Antony Passage on the left in the distance. The drawings between folios 36 recto and 43 recto (D09255, D09263) were made in the vicinity of the castle. 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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