Joseph Mallord William Turner

Launceston Castle and St Mary Magdalene’s Church from Ridgegrove Hill

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: 90 × 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09605
Turner Bequest CXXXII 114

Catalogue entry

The juxtaposition of Launceston Castle and the tower of St Mary Magdalene’s Church indicate Turner’s viewpoint as around Ridgegrove Hill, north-east of the town. The buildings are seen from a similar angle on folio 112 recto (D09602). For further views of Launceston, see under folio 106 recto (D09596).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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