J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Fort and Other Buildings beside a River, Probably near Plymouth 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 112 Recto:
A Fort and Other Buildings beside a River, Probably near Plymouth 1813
D09338
Turner Bequest CXXXI 112
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘112’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 112’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, a small tower among trees and house(s) beyond are shown with shipping and hills in the distance. The subject is not established but, like the study on folio 113 recto (D09339), is perhaps the Hamoaze (Tamar Estuary) west of Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Fort and Other Buildings beside a River, Probably near Plymouth 1813 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-fort-and-other-buildings-beside-a-river-probably-near-r1148067, accessed 01 December 2020.