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 85 Recto:
Plymouth from the East 1813
Turner Bequest CXXXI 85
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘85’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 85’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, from the countryside east of it, Plymouth is seen in the distance with Plymouth Sound, Drake’s Island and Mount Edgcumbe beyond. 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.
Blank. A dark brown, linear stain at the top is offset on folio 86 recto opposite (D09311).

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-r1148038, accessed 19 May 2022.