Joseph Mallord William Turner

West Looe from East Looe

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
D08585
Turner Bequest CXXIII 114

Catalogue entry

Turner’s view is to the south-west from the waterfront at East Looe, with the tower of St Nicholas’s Church, West Looe to the right across the River Looe. Beyond are the hills overlooking the sea. From or near this spot, Turner looked in the opposite direction, to the bridge between the two Looes on folio 116 recto (D08583; CXXIII 113). For other views, see under folio 115 verso (D08582; CXXIII 112a).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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