Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Laira from near Saltram

1813

In Tate Britain

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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
D09312
Turner Bequest CXXXI 87

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, like adjacent sketches this may show the Laira (Plym Estuary) east of Plymouth from the Saltram side, looking towards Crabtree. 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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