Joseph Mallord William Turner

Weir Head on the River Tamar, with Gunnislake Beyond

1814

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09652
Turner Bequest CXXXII 139

Catalogue entry

As Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk point out,1 there is a more detailed sketch from a similar viewpoint on folio 143 recto (D09660). Looking north from or near Colley Cliff on the Calstock to Gunnislake road, the Tamar at Weir Head (the limit of the tidal river) and the short, straight canal by-passing it, are lightly indicated on the right, with Gunnislake in the distance; the scene is now obscured by trees in the foreground.
For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Cook and Kirk 2001, p.40.

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