Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Riverbank, Probably on the Hamoaze or Lower Tamar

1814

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09699
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 27

Catalogue entry

There are no buildings to orientate this scene, but the sketch falls among a number of studies of shipping and topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound. The shaded form in the centre is perhaps the beached hull of an old boat.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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