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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Hamoaze and Plymouth Dock 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 117 Recto:
?The Hamoaze and Plymouth Dock 1813
Turner Bequest CXXXI 117
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘117’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 117’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the view appears to be south over the Hamoaze (Tamar Estuary), with Plymouth Dock (later Devonport) on the left. There is a comparable study on folio 115 recto (D09341). 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.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?The Hamoaze and Plymouth Dock 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-hamoaze-and-plymouth-dock-r1148073, accessed 15 May 2021.