Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Catherine’s Castle and Fowey Harbour

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 × 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08892
Turner Bequest CXXV 20

Catalogue entry

The Fowey blockhouse and the distant tower of St Fimbarrus’s Church appear to the north-east in this slight continuation of the view of St Catherine’s Castle and Polruan on folio 20 verso opposite (D08891; CXXV 19a). The history and setting of the fortifications, as well as other Fowey views, are discussed under folio 19 verso (D08889; CXXV 18a).
Technical notes:
A long tear running to the bottom parallel with the right-hand edge has been repaired. There is light brown staining over much of the page and a dark, vertical mark (perhaps offset) towards the left.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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