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Object: Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgecomb
Series: Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England
Vol. II, Plate 60. View of Plymouth Sound seen from wooded hill, the town and dock to the right of the bay, ships in the bay to the left, sailors and women in the right foreground waving hands towards couple who walk along path at extreme right; after JMW Turner (Wilton 456); engraver's proof, before white line added on fiddle hold by sailor in the foreground, touched by Turner, with instruction and detail in margin. 1816
Etching and engraving, printed on chine collé, touched with graphite
- Production date
Height: 218 millimetres
Width: 297 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1850,0211.404 for the series.
There is a fragment of collector's? stamp in lower margin, roundel in black ink, on the line of Turner's pencil instruction, which was scraped off from the paper.
The 'Hasting' mentioned by Turner is probably 'Views at Hastings and its Vicinity', abandoned project by Cooke and Turner around 1818-20, for which see comment in 1850,1014.133.
Cooke's inscription suggests Turner was probably visiting Farnley Hall for the views he made for Fawkes in c.1815-9 (Wilton 582-631) when he touched this proof.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1861,0518.81 to 101 are registered and reported as a volume of 21 touched proofs of prints after Turner by and formerly in the possession of W B Cooke, purchased from Mr Hellyer, architect of Ryde, Isle of Wight
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