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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Mount Edgcumbe from Firestone Bay 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
?Mount Edgcumbe from Firestone Bay 1813
Turner Bequest CXXXI 20
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘20’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 20’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This fragmentary study of wooded slopes, made with the page turned horizontally, appears to show Mount Edgcumbe, looking south-west from Firestone Bay across Plymouth Sound. 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.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Mount Edgcumbe 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-from-firestone-bay-r1147964, accessed 30 November 2021.