Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Exe Estuary near Cockwood

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08495
Turner Bequest CXXIII 66 a

Catalogue entry

This is the last of several Exe views beginning on folio 66 verso (D08489; CXXIII 63a). There appears to be a scrawled inscription towards the bottom right which may begin with a ‘C’, possibly for Turner’s customary note ‘corn’ or perhaps indicating Cockwood, on the west bank of the Exe Estuary, in which case the view may be eastwards to the Exmouth side; or the site may be further south, towards Dawlish Warren. For Dawlish see folios 67 verso and 71 recto (D08491, D08498; CXXIII 64a, 68).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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