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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hulks and Sailing Boats on the St Germans or Lynher River off Wearde Quay 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Hulks and Sailing Boats on the St Germans or Lynher River off Wearde Quay 1814
D09701
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 28
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘28’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘294’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIII 28’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Looking north, Wearde Quay is seen across the St Germans or Lynher River, with shipping in the foreground. Compare the view on folios 30 verso and 35 recto (D09705, D09710). The slope down towards Henn Point at the mouth of the river appears to be the same as seen on the verso (D09702), where Saltash is seen in the distance.
For other views on and around the St Germans or Lynher River, see under folio 27 verso opposite (D09700).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Hulks and Sailing Boats on the St Germans or Lynher River off Wearde Quay 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-hulks-and-sailing-boats-on-the-st-germans-or-lynher-river-r1147252, accessed 29 May 2022.