This and the two subsequent sketches on folios 13 recto and 14 recto (D09230
), coming between views from nearby Mount Batten, probably show Turnchapel, across the Cattewater from Plymouth, looking east, with the page turned horizontally.
Eric Shanes has related this drawing to a ‘colour beginning’ (Tate D25366
; Turner Bequest CCLXIII 244) which he describes as ‘Near Plymouth’;1
Finberg tentatively identified the watercolour as showing ‘Mount Edgcumbe (?)’.2
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.
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