Joseph Mallord William Turner

Polruan from Fowey

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Print on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08386
Turner Bequest CXXIII 13 a

Catalogue entry

The ruined blockhouse at Polruan and remains of St Saviour’s Chapel on the hill above are seen to the south across the harbour from Fowey. For a clearer view see folio 16 verso (D08392) and for others in and around Fowey see under folio 5 verso (D08371).
Technical notes:
Peter Bower reproduces a detail in transmitted light as an example of the watermark of William Dickie, the publisher of Coltman’s British Itinerary, interleaved throughout this book (see the introduction to the sketchbook).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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