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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cranmere Pool, Dartmoor 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Cranmere Pool, Dartmoor 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Part watermark ‘y Mill | 1812’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Cran Mere Pool’ bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘23’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 23’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Cranmere Pool is at the head of the West Okement River, high in the centre of the northern half of Dartmoor, midway across country between Okehampton (see folio 43 recto onwards; D09526), Princetown, Chagford and Lydford (see folio 28 recto; D09510), to the north, south, east and west respectively. It remains very isolated, with no major roads within about five miles. The sources of the Taw, Tavy and East Dart rivers are nearby.
For other definite or likely Dartmoor views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Cranmere Pool, Dartmoor 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-cranmere-pool-dartmoor-r1147049, accessed 26 July 2021.