Joseph Mallord William Turner

Looe Bay and Whitesand Bay from East Looe

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08580
Turner Bequest CXXIII 111 a

Catalogue entry

From the cliffs outside East Looe, Turner records the full sweep of the coast along Looe Bay to the east, leading on to Whitesand Bay to the south-east, and terminating at Rame Head, south of Plymouth, some ten miles away. Such is the extent of the vista that it is split into two, with the continuation into the distance running along the bottom edge.
There is a view in the opposite direction on folio 115 verso (D08582; CXXIII 112a), under which other views in the area are discussed.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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