Joseph Mallord William Turner

Appleby-in-Westmorland

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25554
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 16

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted is a second view of the Cumbrian town of Appleby (see folio 15 verso; D25553). The most prominent feature is Appleby Castle which stands on a hill to the south of the town. Behind it to the northeast are Murton Pike and other hills of the Pennines, and Turner has noted a ‘road’ in the foreground of the picture. There is a small study of the castle from a closer proximity on folio 16 verso (D25555).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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