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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Plymouth from the East 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 72 Verso:
Plymouth from the East 1813
Turner Bequest CXXXI 72a
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Watermark ‘Mill | 811’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, Plymouth Citadel, the tower of St Andrew’s Church and the spire of the Charles Church are seen from the east. 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.
Technical notes:
A brown stain at the centre matches one on folio 73 recto opposite (D09297), but they are out of alignment, suggesting the sheets were not then bound as at present.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Plymouth from the East 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-from-the-east-r1148024, accessed 20 January 2021.