Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mount Edgcumbe and Penlee Point from across Plymouth Sound

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 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09285
Turner Bequest CXXXI 62

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, Mount Edgcumbe is on the right, with the coast receding on the left round Cawsand Bay to Penlee Point on the south-western side of Plymouth Sound. The viewpoint is Jennycliff Bay, and the profile of the northern part of Mount Edgcumbe continues on folio 61 verso opposite (D09284). 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. A large brown stain matches one on folio 63 opposite (D09286).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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