Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

c.1837

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 487 x 612 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25457
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 334

Display caption

Bamborough Castle commands an imposing position on the Northumberland coast. Turner made his first drawings of it during his visit in 1797. This watercolour is one of several large studies of the castle, in all of which Turner has concentrated on the storm clouds in the distance, leaving blank the area intended for the castle. A finished watercolour of this subject exists in a private collection in America.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

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