20th August 1768

Plymouth Sound
First part little wind with rain; remainder fresh Gales and thick rainy weather. Employed making ready for Sea. Wind West-South-West.

[Image: J.M.W. Turner]
Turner toured Devon and Cornwall in 1811, returning to Devon in 1813 and 1814. On these occasions he painted several views of Plymouth including images of the Citadel in the early years of the nineteenth century. This painting shows the Citadel being pounded by a S.W. gale.

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