Joseph Mallord William Turner

Watchet, Dunster and Minehead

1811

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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
D08747
Turner Bequest CXXIII 210 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s viewpoint is in the neighbourhood of West Quantoxhead, looking west along the Somerset coast, with the tower of Watchet church to the left of centre, the silhouettes of Dunster Castle and the nearby Conygar Tower beyond, and the hills above Minehead on the skyline. There is a similar view on folio 132 recto (D08613; CXXIII 192), under which other views of the locality are discussed. For other sketches of Dunster, see under folio 19 verso (D08398).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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