J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Michael's Mount and Marazion 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 34 Recto:
St Michael’s Mount and Marazion 1811
Turner Bequest CXXV 33
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CXXV – 33’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The mount is seen to the south from the mainland, with Marazion to its north-east to the left and rocks in the shallows near where the causeway runs at low tide. The drawing continues on folio 33 verso opposite (D08913; CXXV 32a).
There are similar views on folios 32 verso–33 recto and 44 verso–45 recto (D08911, D08912, D08933, D08934; CXXV 31a–32, 43a–44). For other drawings of the site, see under folio 32 recto (D08910; CXXV 31).
Technical notes:
There is some light brown spotting.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘St Michael’s Mount and Marazion 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-st-michaels-mount-and-marazion-r1137396, accessed 25 April 2018.