Joseph Mallord William Turner

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

1817

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12351
Turner Bequest CLVII 25

Catalogue entry

The east end of Auckland Castle’s St Peter’s Chapel is seen from the north-north-east across the valley of the River Gaunless, now heavily wooded, towards Weardale on the right. This is one in a sequence of views between folios 21 verso and 27 recto (D12345–D12354), following the course of the Gaunless from south to north anti-clockwise around the castle towards the River Wear. For the history of the castle, see the entry for folio 22 recto (D12346).
Although Finberg numbers and brackets this drawing as a continuous composition with folio 24 verso opposite (D12350), that page is entirely blank.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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