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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Stonehouse Lake and Bridge from near the Royal Military Hospital 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 98 Recto:
Stonehouse Lake and Bridge from near the Royal Military Hospital 1813
D09324
Turner Bequest CXXXI 98
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘98’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 98’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, this view is to the south-south-east from near the Royal Military Hospital, looking down Stonehouse Lake to Stonehouse Bridge with St George’s Church, destroyed in World War II,1 in shadow beyond. The ramparts of Plymouth Dock (later Devonport) rise on the right, with Mount Edgcumbe in the distance. The lake has since been filled in and the extensive rebuilding and trees lining Kings Road, which now runs down to Stonehouse Bridge, make it difficult to obtain an equivalent view today. There is a similar sketch on folio 97 recto (D09323).
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.
1
See photograph reproduced at Graham Naylor, ‘St George’s Church, East Stonehouse’, The Lost Churches of Plymouth, accessed 22 April 2014, https://sites.google.com/site/lostplymouthchurches/sgeorge.
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Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Stonehouse Lake and Bridge from near the Royal Military Hospital 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-stonehouse-lake-and-bridge-from-near-the-royal-military-r1148053, accessed 20 May 2022.