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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dartmouth Castle and the Mouth of the River Dart from Kingswear 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 53 Verso:
Dartmouth Castle and the Mouth of the River Dart from Kingswear 1814
D09735
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 53a
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Eric Shanes has tentatively linked this rapid sketch and the slightly more detailed one on folio 54 recto opposite (D09736) with the watercolour Dartmouth Cove of about 1826 (Morgan Library & Museum, New York),1 engraved in 1827 for the series Picturesque Views in England and Wales;2 see the top right sketch on folio 57 verso (D09741) for the overall composition, looking south to Dartmouth Castle from the eastern bank at Kingswear.
This is one of a sequence of views around Dartmouth and the Dart Estuary between folios 50 recto and 60 recto (D09730, D09744); for sketches made in 1811, see under the first of these.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.391 no.787, reproduced.
2
Shanes 1979, p.156.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Dartmouth Castle and the Mouth of the River Dart from Kingswear 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-dartmouth-castle-and-the-mouth-of-the-river-dart-from-r1147286, accessed 21 April 2021.