Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Large Ruined Castle, with a Church Tower to the Right

1798

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01580
Turner Bequest XL 69 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this castle has not yet been identified; it may be Ludlow. Finberg suggested Chepstow,1 but this does not seem likely. The subject is continued on folio 72 recto opposite (D01581; Turner Bequest XL 70).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
A.J. Finberg, undated MS note in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.96.

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