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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chudleigh Rocks 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Chudleigh Rocks 1814
D09483
Turner Bequest CXXXII 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject seems to be Chudleigh Rocks, an outcrop just south-west of Chudleigh, east of Dartmoor between Ashburton and Exeter. For Ashburton see the Devon Rivers, No.2 sketchbook (Tate D09729; Turner Bequest CXXXIII 49a), where there are also views of Exeter (Tate D09755, D09756; Turner Bequest CXXXIII 65a, 66). Turner’s viewpoint appears to be the valley south of the rocks. There is another drawing of the same site on folio 4 recto (D09485), while the wooded valley on folio 3 recto (D09484) and the bridge on folio 5 recto (D09486) may be nearby.
Technical notes:
There is some staining which has bled through from the leather overlaps inside the front cover.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Chudleigh Rocks 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 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-chudleigh-rocks-r1147025, accessed 27 July 2021.