Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hooe, the Hooe Lake and the Cattewater near Plymouth

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
D09282
Turner Bequest CXXXI 60

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view is looking north over Hooe and the Hooe Lake past Turnchapel on the left, across the Cattewater to the lower reaches of the River Plym (the Laira), east of Plymouth. The hills in the distance are on the south-western fringes of Dartmoor. There is a similar view on folio 58 recto (D09280). 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.
Verso:
Blank. Irregular brown stains match those on folio 61 recto opposite (D09283), but are slightly out of alignment, suggesting that the pages were not bound as they are now when the staining occurred.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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