Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Boat Passing in front of Caernarvon Castle

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02072
Turner Bequest XLVI 51

Catalogue entry

With its inclusion of a sailing boat in the immediate foreground, this is a more developed idea for the composition of a picture of Caernarvon Castle from the north-west sketched elsewhere in this book, on folios 49 verso, 50 recto, 52 recto and 54 recto (D02069, D02070, D02074, D02077). See the entry for D02069 for further discussion of these drawings.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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