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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Warfleet Creek, Dartmouth 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Recto:
Warfleet Creek, Dartmouth 1811
Turner Bequest CXXIV 45
Pencil on white wove paper, 170 x 209 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXIV – 45’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the last of five successive drawings showing Warfleet, just south of Dartmouth on the Dart Estuary. The others are on folios 41 recto, 42 recto, 43 recto and 44 recto (D08856–D08859), and their general setting – the shoreline from the west, with houses and a tower on the north side – is discussed in the entry for the first.
Here the view is in the opposite direction, looking south-west along Warfleet Road down the hill seen in the background of the other drawings.
Blank, save for very faint inscription by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom left, upside down. There is some slight rubbing and brown spotting.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Warfleet Creek, Dartmouth 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-warfleet-creek-dartmouth-r1137338, accessed 27 June 2022.