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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Outskirts of Ivybridge 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Verso:
The Outskirts of Ivybridge 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 43a
Pencil on white wove paper, 178 x 110 mm
Part watermark ‘Fell | 18’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘wall’ bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The exact viewpoint of this drawing, inverted relative to sketchbooks’s foliation, has not been determined, but may have been on what is now Western Road, then the main road into Ivybridge from Plympton (drawn on the recto, D09719), which has seen much later development. The same scene is shown in a wash drawing by inscribed ‘Ivy Bridge, Sept 1 1820’ by Robert Hurrell Froude (Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter). There is a slight continuation of the trees at the left on folio 44 recto opposite (D09721). For other views of the town see under folio 45 recto (D09722).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Outskirts of Ivybridge 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-outskirts-of-ivybridge-r1147271, accessed 17 January 2021.