Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Turnchapel from the Cattewater

1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09231
Turner Bequest CXXXI 14

Catalogue entry

This and the two previous sketches on folios 12 recto and 13 recto (D09229, D09230), coming between views from nearby Mount Batten, probably show Turnchapel, across the Cattewater from Plymouth, looking east, with the page turned horizontally.
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.
Technical notes:
There is a small hole in the sheet to the left of centre.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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