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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Mooring on a River or Estuary, Perhaps the Hamoaze 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 211 Verso:
A Mooring on a River or Estuary, Perhaps the Hamoaze 1811
D08743
Turner Bequest CXXIII 208a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg described this is a coastal scene, although there is no open sea in evidence. The drawing may show an estuary, with boats and figures by a quay or beach below what is perhaps an inn with washing hanging outside. The subject is possibly continuous with the drawing on the recto (D08742; CXXIII 208), which may show the view further to the right. The location may be on or around the lower Tamar, as Finberg suggested as the subject of the recto, or the Hamoaze (the Tamar Estuary). For other views in the Plymouth area, see under folio 3 verso (D08367).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Mooring on a River or Estuary, Perhaps the Hamoaze 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-mooring-on-a-river-or-estuary-perhaps-the-hamoaze-r1137221, accessed 22 November 2019.