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

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Michael's Mount from the Coast near Longrock 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
St Michael’s Mount from the Coast near Longrock 1811
D08935
Turner Bequest CXXV 45
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Stamped in black ‘CXXV – 45’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From their relative angles, the Mount, Marazion and the coast to the south-west beyond are seen from the coast road to Penzance at about the point where it now crosses the railway line near Longrock. There is a similar view on folio 47 verso (D08937; CXXV 46). For other views of the site, see under folio 32 recto (D08910; CXXV 31).
Technical notes:
Tears have been repaired at the top and right.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘St Michael’s Mount from the Coast near Longrock 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-st-michaels-mount-from-the-coast-near-longrock-r1137418, accessed 25 July 2014.