Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)
St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1834
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 ½ in. (61 x 77.4 cm)


The island of St. Michael’s Mount is the site of a medieval monastery. Its harbor is linked to the mainland by a causeway at low tide. This composition derives from sketches made in 1811. One critic thought it ‘unsubstantial and visionary.’ It is probably a pair with the painting hung nearby, Line Fishing, Off Hastings.


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