Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Fort and Other Buildings beside a River, Probably near Plymouth

1813

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09338
Turner Bequest CXXXI 112

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, a small tower among trees and house(s) beyond are shown with shipping and hills in the distance. The subject is not established but, like the study on folio 113 recto (D09339), is perhaps the Hamoaze (Tamar Estuary) west of Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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