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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mount Edgcumbe across Plymouth Sound from Firestone Bay 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
Mount Edgcumbe across Plymouth Sound from Firestone Bay 1813
D09236
Turner Bequest CXXXI 19
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘19’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 19’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the view is south-west across Plymouth Sound from the shore of Firestone Bay to Mount Edgcumbe, with the folly above Ravenness Point on the skyline. The figures on the right are perhaps awaiting a ferry. There is a view to the south-east from the same viewpoint or nearby on folio 18 recto (D09235).
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.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Mount Edgcumbe across Plymouth Sound from Firestone Bay 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-mount-edgcumbe-across-plymouth-sound-from-firestone-bay-r1147963, accessed 19 January 2022.