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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Recto:
?Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe 1813
Turner Bequest CXXXI 22
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Part watermark ‘Mill | 812’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Lyn]’ bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘22’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 22’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, this may be a view across the Hamoaze (Tamar Estuary) from Cremyll, at the north-eastern end of Mount Edgcumbe, towards Plymouth Dock (later Devonport). 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, ‘?Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe 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-plymouth-dock-from-mount-edgcumbe-r1147966, accessed 21 April 2021.