Joseph Mallord William Turner

Plymouth: St Andrew’s Church, Drake’s Island and Mount Edgcumbe

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
D09326
Turner Bequest CXXXI 100

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view is from the north-east, with the north-west tip of Drake’s Island aligned with Penlee Point beyond Mount Edgcumbe in the distance on the right. The open expanse in the middle distance is the Hoe. Turner’s viewpoint is the Tavistock road, now North Hill, but later developments impede the view today. 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.
Technical notes:
Some brown staining at the bottom matches that on folio 99 verso opposite (verso of D09325).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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