Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Plymouth beyond Trees

1813

In Tate Britain

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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
D09357
Turner Bequest CXXXI 126 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the buildings on the horizon beyond the trees in this slight sketch are probably at Plymouth, seen from the west. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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