Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fowey Blockhouse and Church; Other Views on the Fowey Estuary

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08432
Turner Bequest CXXIII 37 a

Catalogue entry

The main view shows the blockhouse on the Fowey side of the Fowey Estuary (compare folio 31 verso; D08420), looking north-east to the tower of St Fimbarrus’s Church. At the top right and bottom left are rough outlines of skylines and squarish buildings which are perhaps one or more of the blockhouses at Fowey and Polruan and the nearby St Catherine’s Castle. There seems also to be another smaller outline sketch of one of these subjects at the bottom left. For other views in and around Fowey see under folio 5 verso (D08371).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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