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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Plymouth: Mount Edgcumbe, and Drake's Island 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 101 Recto:
Plymouth: Mount Edgcumbe, and Drake’s Island 1811
Turner Bequest CXXIII 98
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘98’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXIII – 98’ top left, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Looking south-west from Plymouth Hoe, only the silhouette of Drake’s Island is shown, with Mount Edgcumbe in more detail and the outline of the coat towards Penlee Point beyond. The same view is recorded in the later Devon Rivers, No.2 sketchbook (Tate D09669; Turner Bequest CXXXIII 2).
For other Plymouth subjects in the current sketchbook see under folio 3 verso (D08367).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Plymouth: Mount Edgcumbe, and Drake’s Island 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-plymouth-mount-edgcumbe-and-drakes-island-r1137032, accessed 06 May 2021.