Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plymouth: Mount Edgcumbe, and Drake’s Island

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08555
Turner Bequest CXXIII 98

Catalogue entry

Looking south-west from Plymouth Hoe, only the silhouette of Drake’s Island is shown, with Mount Edgcumbe in more detail and the outline of the coat towards Penlee Point beyond. The same view is recorded in the later Devon Rivers, No.2 sketchbook (Tate D09669; Turner Bequest CXXXIII 2).
For other Plymouth subjects in the current sketchbook see under folio 3 verso (D08367).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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