Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dartmouth Castle and the Dart Estuary from Kingswear

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09742
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 58

Catalogue entry

The drawing, showing Dartmouth Castle to the south through trees on the Kingswear side of the Dart, is from a similar viewpoint to the smaller sketch at the top right of folio 57 verso opposite (D09741), which provided the overall basis for the watercolour Dartmouth Cove of about 1826 (Morgan Library & Museum, New York),1 engraved in 1827 for the series Picturesque Views in England and Wales. As in the smaller drawing, there is no indication of the sailors and women introduced into the foreground of the finished design.
This is one of a sequence of views around Dartmouth and the Dart Estuary between folios 50 recto and 60 recto (D09730, D09744); for sketches made in 1811, see under the first of these.
1
Wilton 1979, p.391 no.787, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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