Joseph Mallord William Turner

Forder Lake and the St Germans or Lynher River from near Trematon Castle

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
D09259
Turner Bequest CXXXI 40

Catalogue entry

The sketches between folio 36 recto (D09255) and folio 43 recto (D09263) were made in the vicinity of Trematon Castle, above the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. 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. With the page turned horizontally, here the view is from near the castle, looking south past Antony Passage to the river. There are related views on folios 39 recto and 41 recto (D09258, D09260).
Technical notes:
There is a brown stain at the bottom of the composition (the outer edge of the page), matching one on folio 39 verso opposite (verso of D09258; CXXXI 39).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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