Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lyme Regis: The Cobb

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
D08431
Turner Bequest CXXIII 37

Catalogue entry

The buildings and boats here seem to be the same as those shown on folio 36 verso opposite (D08430), which seem to be part of the Cobb, Lyme Regis’s harbour, which has since been extensively rebuilt, although low buildings still stand at what seems to be the corresponding position on the south-east harbour arm.
For other views of the town, see under folio 36 recto (D08429).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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