Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Plan or Map, Perhaps of a Harbour

c.1813

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09903
Turner Bequest CXXXV 8 a

Catalogue entry

The subject remains unidentified, but is perhaps a harbour or estuary with buildings and roads on the left, in plan or map form. It does not seem to relate to Bristol, seen in the sketches between folio 3 verso (D09894) and the recto of the present page (D09902), but may possibly represent another West Country site (see the Introduction to the sketchbook).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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