Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wembury Church and the Great Mew Stone

1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D09279
Turner Bequest CXXXI 57

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, St Werburgh’s Church, Wembury, is seen from the north-east, with the Great Mew Stone across Wembury Bay beyond. This is the last of a sequence beginning on folio 53 recto (D09275), showing the Mew Stone and the adjacent mainland south-east of Plymouth. 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.
Verso:
Blank. A brown stain matches one on folio 58 recto opposite (D09280).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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