Joseph Mallord William Turner

Warfleet Creek, Dartmouth

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 209 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08857
Turner Bequest CXXIV 42

Catalogue entry

This is the second of five successive drawings showing Warfleet, just south of Dartmouth on the Dart Estuary. The others are on folios 41 recto, 43 recto, 44 recto and 45 recto (D08856, D08858–D08860), and the general setting is discussed in the entry for the first. In all but the last, the view is towards the Dart to the east. Here, on the track through the trees to the right where Castle Road now runs up to Dartmouth Castle, there are figures, one of whom may be riding a donkey.
Verso:
Blank, save for inscription by John Ruskin in red ink ‘7’ bottom left, upside down. There is extensive brown spotting.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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