Joseph Mallord William Turner

Okehampton from near the Castle

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 × 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09534
Turner Bequest CXXXII 51

Catalogue entry

After studies of Okehampton Castle on preceding pages, Okehampton itself is seen from near the castle, looking north downstream along the West Okement River. On the hill at the top left is the tall tower of All Saints Church at a slight remove from the town, while the squatter tower of St James’s Chapel seems to be lightly indicated against the hill on the right. The exact viewpoint is difficult to establish on account of later buildings and tree growth in the valley. For other views of Okehampton, see under folio 43 recto (D09526).
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

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