Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stonehouse Lake and Bridge from near the Royal Military Hospital

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 × 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09324
Turner Bequest CXXXI 98

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, this view is to the south-south-east from near the Royal Military Hospital, looking down Stonehouse Lake to Stonehouse Bridge with St George’s Church, destroyed in World War II,1 in shadow beyond. The ramparts of Plymouth Dock (later Devonport) rise on the right, with Mount Edgcumbe in the distance. The lake has since been filled in and the extensive rebuilding and trees lining Kings Road, which now runs down to Stonehouse Bridge, make it difficult to obtain an equivalent view today. There is a similar sketch on folio 97 recto (D09323).
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.
1
See photograph reproduced at Graham Naylor, ‘St George’s Church, East Stonehouse’, The Lost Churches of Plymouth, accessed 22 April 2014, https://sites.google.com/site/lostplymouthchurches/sgeorge.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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