Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Ruined Castle above a River, with Boats near a House in the Foreground ?1797

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Title
A Ruined Castle above a River, with Boats near a House in the Foreground
Date ?1797
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 274 x 380 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00854
Turner Bequest XXXI L
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Ruined Castle above a River, with Boats near a House in the Foreground ?1797
D00854
Turner Bequest XXXI L
Pencil and grey, blue and brown wash on white wove paper, 274 x 380 mm
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXI L’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘H’; a vertical fold in the centre of the sheet.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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