Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Michael’s Mount: The Western 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 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08920
Turner Bequest CXXV 37

Catalogue entry

The drawing is a slight continuation from folio 37 verso opposite (D08919; CXXV 36a). It shows the coast of Mount’s Bay receding to the south-east, apparently with Cudden Point on the left and in the distance the profile of the headlands from Mullion Bay to the Lizard at the southern tip of Cornwall, some sixteen miles away.

Matthew Imms
February 2011

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