Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wembury Church and the Coast towards Gara Point

1813

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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
D09278
Turner Bequest CXXXI 56

Catalogue entry

This is one of a sequence between folios 53 recto and 57 recto (D09275, D09279), showing the Great Mew Stone and the adjacent mainland south-east of Plymouth. With the page turned horizontally, here St Werburgh’s Church, Wembury is seen from the hill inland, looking south-east to the headland terminating at Gara Point across the mouth of the River Yealm beyond. 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.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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