Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lynmouth from the River Lyn

1811

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 200 × 324 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40295

Catalogue entry

This slight drawing, a continuation to the left from the main view on D08948 (CXXVI 3), shows the coast north-eastwards towards Foreland Point. It is not recorded in Finberg’s Turner Bequest Inventory.1 On the recto (D08949; CXXVI 4) is a view of Combe Martin, sketched previously as Turner proceeded from west to east along the Devon coast. For other views of Lynton and nearby Lynmouth, see the entry for D08948.
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.357, CXXVI.
Technical notes:
There are five sets of stitch holes near the right-hand edge. There is a small piece missing at the bottom left corner, matching similar losses to adjacently numbered leaves (D08946–D08951, D40294; CXXVI 1–5a) and to D08964 (CXXVI 18). Some slight, parallel marks (possibly offsetting) at the bottom left are similar to those on the verso of D08946 (CXXVI 1).

Matthew Imms
January 2011

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