Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Michael’s Mount: The Southern Range of the Castle

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
D08922
Turner Bequest CXXV 38

Catalogue entry

The main focus of this double-page sketch is the castle, on folio 38 verso opposite (D08921; CXXV 37a). Here the island’s rocky shoreline appears in the foreground, with the coast towards the Lizard to the south-east in the distance.
Technical notes:
There is some rubbing above the skyline.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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