Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hulks on the St Germans or Lynher River

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09704
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 30

Catalogue entry

This study of hulks (decommissioned, dismasted warships) follows on from topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound beginning on folio 3 recto (D09671). Here the view appears to be from the north side of the St Germans or Lynher River, looking west, upstream from its confluence with the Tamar (forming the Hamoaze). For other views on and around the St Germans/Lynher, see under folio 27 verso (D09700).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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