Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sailing Boat off St Mawes Castle, with Carrick Roads 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
D08641
Turner Bequest CXXIII 144 a

Catalogue entry

A boat sails past St Mawes Castle on the right, seen from off Castle Point, west of the harbour, presumably from a boat or possibly from Carrithnack Point. The view to the left is northwards up Carrick Roads towards the Falmouth side, with a large three-masted vessel at anchor in the distance.
There is a detailed study of the castle on folio 148 verso (D08643; CXXIII 145a). For other views in and around Falmouth see under folio 7 verso (D08375).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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