Joseph Mallord William TurnerBarnard Castle 1831

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Artist
Title
Barnard Castle
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25824
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 32 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Verso:
Barnard Castle 1831
D25824
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 32a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From across the River Tees to the west, is the Durham town of Barnard Castle, here dominated by the cylindrical tower and remains of the Great Hall of the castle. The tower of St Mary’s Church is also identifiable behind other buildings at the right of the sketch.
From here Turner walked north along the river to make another sketch of the castle on folio 33 (D25825). See folio 32 (D25823) for more information and references to further views of the castle.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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