Joseph Mallord William Turner

Penryn from Flushing

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: 166 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08903
Turner Bequest CXXV 25 a

Catalogue entry

Turner looks north-west to Penryn and west to its quay from across the Penryn River at Flushing. The view remains recognisable from beside the war memorial off Trefusis Road or the Little Falmouth boatyard off St Peter’s Road further up the river. There is another view from Flushing on folio 25 verso (D08901; CXXV 24a), under which other local subjects are mentioned.
Technical notes:
There is some dark smudging and offsetting from a straight edge, affecting the centre left of the drawing.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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