Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wembury Church and the Great Mew Stone

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 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09277
Turner Bequest CXXXI 55

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, St Werburgh’s Church, Wembury, is seen from the north, with the Great Mew Stone to the south-west across Wembury Bay beyond. The view is still recognisable from Church Road, but the water mill in the right foreground does not survive. This is one of a sequence between folios 53 recto and 57 recto (D09275, D09279), showing the Mew Stone and the adjacent mainland south-east of Plymouth. 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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