Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mount Batten and Plymouth Citadel from the East

1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09321
Turner Bequest CXXXI 95

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the tower of Mount Batten and the flat profile of Plymouth Citadel are seen from the Oreston area, looking west. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
Verso:
Blank. There is a stain at the bottom right matching one on folio 96 recto opposite (D09322) but slightly misaligned, suggesting that the pages were not then bound as they are now.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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