Joseph Mallord William Turner

Turnchapel, with Mount Batten and the Plymouth Citadel Beyond

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
D09249
Turner Bequest CXXXI 30

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view is from the shoreline at Turnchapel, looking west with Mount Batten at the centre and Plymouth’s Citadel outlined on the right across the Cattewater. The sketchbook was exhibited open at this page in the Light into Colour Turner exhibition at St Ives and Plymouth in 2006.1
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.
1
Sketchbook noted in ‘List of Works’ in Sam Smiles, Light into Colour: Turner in the South West, exhibition catalogue, Tate St Ives 2006, p.55, but folio not specified; page reproduced on exhibition site, Tate Online, accessed 10 June 2014 http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/exhibition/light-colour-turner-south-west/light-colour-landscape-art/light-0.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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