Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Polruan Blockhouse and St Catherine’s Castle, Fowey

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
D08416
Turner Bequest CXXIII 29 a

Catalogue entry

The Polruan blockhouse is on the left, with St Catherine’s Castle in the distance on the right south-west across Fowey’s harbour. Above is a separate sketch which may be a continuation to the right of the main drawing, showing the blockhouse on the Fowey side. This upper section appears to be repeated in more detail on folio 31 recto (D08419). For other views in and around Fowey see under folio 5 verso (D08371).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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