Samuel Phillips Jackson | Mount's Bay, Cornwall

British, 1830–1904

Mount's Bay, Cornwall

Signed and dated S.P. Jackson 1861
Watercolor on paper
21½ x 33½ inches (54.6 x 85.1 cm)
Framed: 29½ x 41½ (74.9 x 105.4 cm)
Although Jackson traveled the length and breadth of England and made a Continental tour with his father in 1858, his subject matter was frequently his native West Country. We see this in the present watercolor showing St. Michael’s Mount, at a distance of a little under three miles, from the west of the Trevaylor stream. The hamlet of Trevarrack is shown through the trees at the left and Gulval, with its church tower, can be seen a little further into the distance. Beyond the tower on the far horizon can be seen, looking from left to right, Crowan Beacon (728 feet) some 12 miles away and Tregonning Hill (643 feet). Cudden Point is the promontory that can be seen to the right of the imposing Mount, with the western coast of The Lizard beyond at the far distant right horizon. 

William Quilter (sale, Christie's, London, 19 April, 1875, lot 305, sold for £157 10s) 
Vokins, acquired at the above sale

London, Royal Academy, 1862, no. 948

Algernon Graves, Art Sales, London, 1908, p. 84


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