Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Boat in Poole Harbour with Corfe Castle Beyond

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08391
Turner Bequest CXXIII 16

Catalogue entry

Turner’s view is south-west from Poole side, with Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour to the left, and Corfe Castle commanding its gap in the ridge of the Purbeck Hills, as also seen in the more distant view on folio 14 recto (D08387). Today there is an unobstructed, closely corresponding view from Labrador Drive, on the shore just east of the town. See the entry for Tate D08826 (Turner Bequest CXXIV 17) in the Corfe to Dartmouth sketchbook for other views of Corfe.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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