Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views on the Coast, Possibly at Plymouth

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D08402
Turner Bequest CXXIII 21 a

Catalogue entry

There are two slight profiles of coasts, one above the other. It is likely that together they form a view of a wide bay or estuary, with the lower drawing being a continuation to the right of the upper view. ‘P’ might indicate Plymouth, suggesting a view from the northern shores of Plymouth Sound, with Mount Batten to the east (above) and Mount Edgcumbe to the west (below). For other Plymouth views in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 3 verso (D08367).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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