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 55 Recto:
Dartmouth Castle and the Mouth of the River Dart from Kingswear 1814
D09737
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 55
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Part watermark ‘Fell | 18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘55’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘294’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIII 55’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Dartmouth Castle is seen to the south from the Kingswear side, across the Dart estuary. There is a similar view at the top left of folio 57 verso (D09741). 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

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-r1147288, accessed 28 November 2021.