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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Exe Estuary near Cockwood 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 69 Verso:
?The Exe Estuary near Cockwood 1811
Turner Bequest CXXIII 66a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?C...]’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the last of several Exe views beginning on folio 66 verso (D08489; CXXIII 63a). There appears to be a scrawled inscription towards the bottom right which may begin with a ‘C’, possibly for Turner’s customary note ‘corn’ or perhaps indicating Cockwood, on the west bank of the Exe Estuary, in which case the view may be eastwards to the Exmouth side; or the site may be further south, towards Dawlish Warren. For Dawlish see folios 67 verso and 71 recto (D08491, D08498; CXXIII 64a, 68).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?The Exe Estuary near Cockwood 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-the-exe-estuary-near-cockwood-r1136972, accessed 17 October 2021.