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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats and Figures, Possibly on the Shore of Plymouth Sound with Mount Edgcumbe Beyond 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Recto:
Boats and Figures, Possibly on the Shore of Plymouth Sound with Mount Edgcumbe Beyond 1813
D09254
Turner Bequest CXXXI 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘35’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 35’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the viewpoint may be the north side of Plymouth Sound, looking south-west to Mount Edgcumbe. 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

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Boats and Figures, Possibly on the Shore of Plymouth Sound with Mount Edgcumbe Beyond 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-boats-and-figures-possibly-on-the-shore-of-plymouth-sound-r1147981, accessed 19 April 2021.