Joseph Mallord William TurnerAllington Castle from the West 1798

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Allington Castle from the West
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1798
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 203 x 264 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XXVI 95
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 87 Recto:
Allington Castle from the West 1798
Turner Bequest XXVI 95
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Watermark ‘E & P | 1794’
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 95’ bottom left, descending vertically
This leaf may be one of those missing between folios 76 and 77 (D00638, D00642; Turner Bequest XXVI 79, 83); see the concordance in the sketchbook’s introduction. Other drawings of Allington Castle are on folios 77 verso, 84 recto and 85 recto (D00643, D00654, D00655; Turner Bequest XXVI 83v, 92, 93).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Technical notes:
The corner at the bottom right of the subject has been made up.
Inscribed by Turner in pen and brown ink ‘109 | Alington Castle | on the Medway’; inscribed in pencil ‘60’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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