Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burgh Island from the Mainland

1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D09432
Turner Bequest CXXXI 164 a

Catalogue entry

The sketches between folios 260 verso (D09446; CXXXI 171a) and here show Burgh Island, just off the coast at Bigbury-on-Sea, as discussed under D09446. With the page turned horizontally, the slight outline here shows its profile looking south-west from the mainland at Bigbury-on-Sea; the view is now dominated by the art deco hotel set on the hillside above the island’s shore.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like

In the shop