Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lulworth Cove, with Portland Beyond

?1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 × 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10238
Turner Bequest CXXXVII 22

Catalogue entry

Turner’s viewpoint is a narrow strip of level ground overlooking the south-east side of Lulworth Cove, south-west to the Isle of Portland and north-west to Hambury Tout, the steep hill in the distance on the right. There is a slightly more detailed version of the same view in the Corfe to Dartmouth sketchbook (Tate D08832; Turner Bequest CXXIV 21a), among others of the site dating from Turner’s 1811 tour of the West Country, when the present drawing was probably also made.
There is a nearby view on folio 22 recto (D10237; CXXXVII 21), and a further Dorset subject (although then in Hampshire), Christchurch Priory, on folio 5 recto (D10310; CXXXVII 67). Lulworth Cove is the first of the sites in Turner’s West Country topographical notes on folio 1 recto (D10206).
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Matthew Imms
May 2011

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