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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Great Mew Stone 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 261 Verso:
The Great Mew Stone 1813
Turner Bequest CXXXI 172a
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Watermark ‘Mill | 812’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, this drawing is part of a sequence working in from the back cover of the sketchbook, which correlates with accounts of a voyage Turner and others made from Plymouth south-east to Burgh Island, returning by land towards Plymouth. The sequence begins on folio 275 (D09476; Turner Bequest CXXXI 186a), under which the overall trip is discussed, and may extend as far as folio 228 verso (Tate D09382; Turner Bequest CXXXI 139a).
The sketches between folio 179 verso (D09462; Turner Bequest CXXXI 179a) and here were made around the Great Mew Stone, south-east of Plymouth Sound, as discussed under D09462. Here the view is from the south-east, with the coast on the far side of Plymouth Sound beyond.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Great Mew Stone 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-the-great-mew-stone-r1148178, accessed 23 March 2019.