Not on display
There is a slight sketch of what may be the same view among drawings made around Plymouth in the contemporary Ivy Bridge to Penzance sketchbook (Tate D08876; Turner Bequest CXXV 10a). The Gothic tower on its steep hill may be the folly tower which once overlooked Plymouth Sound above Penlee Point south of Mount Edgcumbe, apparently demolished during the First World War for security reasons,1 and still marked as a ruin on Ordnance Survey maps. It appears to be shown on the distant skyline of a view in the later Devon Rivers, No.2 sketchbook (Tate D09669; Turner Bequest CXXXIII 2).
For other Plymouth views in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 3 verso (D08367).
‘Kingsand and Cawsand’, Rame Peninsula History, accessed 1 February 2011, http://www
.ramehistorygroup. .org .uk /files /rev_white_papers__ch14__kingsand_and_cawsand .pdf
- Penlee Point(2)