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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hulks on the St Germans or Lynher River 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Recto:
Hulks on the St Germans or Lynher River 1814
D09704
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 30
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘30’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘294’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIII 30’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This study of hulks (decommissioned, dismasted warships) follows on from topographical sketches in the Hamoaze and lower reaches of the River Tamar north-west of Plymouth Sound beginning on folio 3 recto (D09671). Here the view appears to be from the north side of the St Germans or Lynher River, looking west, upstream from its confluence with the Tamar (forming the Hamoaze). For other views on and around the St Germans/Lynher, see under folio 27 verso (D09700).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Hulks on the St Germans or Lynher River 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-on-the-st-germans-or-lynher-river-r1147255, accessed 19 January 2022.