Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Great Mew Stone across Plymouth Sound from Mount Edgcumbe

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
D09241
Turner Bequest CXXXI 24

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the Great Mew Stone is seen across Plymouth Sound to the south-east from Mount Edgcumbe. There is a similar view on folio 26 recto (D09243). 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.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

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