Joseph Mallord William Turner

Askham Hall and Bridge, near Lowther Castle Park

1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07906
Turner Bequest CXIII 35 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Askham Hall is a fourteenth-century pele tower later converted into a residence. Turner’s view is from above the road leading down to Askham Bridge, which crosses the River Lowther; thence the road continues into the castle’s park. The Hall, with its corner turrets and crenellated roof, is seen above the garden wall at right.

David Blayney Brown
July 2009

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