Joseph Mallord William Turner

Drake’s Island and Devil’s Point across Plymouth Sound from Cremyll

1813

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09240
Turner Bequest CXXXI 23

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, Drake’s Island is seen on the right and Devil’s Point to the left across Plymouth Sound from Cremyll. Beyond is the coast south of Mount Batten on the east side of the sound. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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