Joseph Mallord William Turner

Drake’s Island and Plymouth Citadel from Mount Edgcumbe

1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D09242
Turner Bequest CXXXI 25

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, Drake’s Island and the Citadel beyond are seen to the north-east across Plymouth Sound, from Ravenness Point, Mount Edgcumbe. Views to the south-east from here or nearby appear on folios 24 recto and 26 recto (D09241, D09243). 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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