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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Endsleigh Cottage and the Tamar Valley 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 130 Verso:
Endsleigh Cottage and the Tamar Valley 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 130a
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk have identified the scene as the Tamar Valley about six miles north-west of Gunnislake with Endsleigh Cottage, also shown on folio 129 verso and the recto of the present leaf (D09634, D09635); see the entry for D09634 for the situation and history of the house.1
Turner’s viewpoint is above the eastern, Devon bank of the Tamar near the Swiss cottage south-east of the house. This is a slightly more detailed repletion of the smaller sketch on the recto, and the Picturesque variety of the house’s gables and verandas is accurately (if swiftly) recorded.
For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

Cook and Kirk 2001, pp.47–8; Cook and Kirk 2009, pp.52–3.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Endsleigh Cottage and the Tamar Valley 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-endsleigh-cottage-and-the-tamar-valley-r1147185, accessed 19 February 2020.