Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Tower of St James the Great’s Church, Antony, with the St Germans or Lynher River Beyond

1813

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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
D09351
Turner Bequest CXXXI 122

Catalogue entry

The sketches between folios 117 verso and 126 recto (D09344, D09356) were made around Antony, Cornwall, a village south of the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. With the page turned horizontally, here the view is from high on Antony Hill, looking north-east over the tower of St James the Great’s Church and down to the river; the church is seen from lower viewpoints on folios 123 recto and 124 recto (D09352, D09353). 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.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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