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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Forder Lake and the St Germans or Lynher River from near Trematon Castle 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
Forder Lake and the St Germans or Lynher River from near Trematon Castle 1813
D09259
Turner Bequest CXXXI 40
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘40’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 40’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketches between folio 36 recto (D09255) and folio 43 recto (D09263) were made in the vicinity of Trematon Castle, above the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions. With the page turned horizontally, here the view is from near the castle, looking south past Antony Passage to the river. There are related views on folios 39 recto and 41 recto (D09258, D09260).
Technical notes:
There is a brown stain at the bottom of the composition (the outer edge of the page), matching one on folio 39 verso opposite (verso of D09258; CXXXI 39).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Forder Lake and the St Germans or Lynher River from near Trematon Castle 1813 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-forder-lake-and-the-st-germans-or-lynher-river-from-near-r1147987, accessed 20 September 2019.