Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dartmouth from Kingswear

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D09744
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 60

Catalogue entry

Dartmouth is seen in slightly more detail from a similar angle on folio 59 recto (D09743), although here Turner is on the bank of the River Dart at Kingswear rather than at the higher vantage point of that drawing. He looks north-west past the tower of St Saviour’s Church by the harbour, up the hill to St Clement’s Church on the horizon. There are also small variations on the present view on folio 57 verso (D09741).
This is the last of a sequence of views around Dartmouth and the Dart Estuary beginning on folio 50 recto (D09730), under which sketches made in 1811 are discussed.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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