Joseph Mallord William Turner

Barnard Castle

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25825
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 33

Catalogue entry

This view of Barnard Castle, made from a bridge across the River Tees to the north of the castle, is similar to a sketch that Turner made on the same occasion in the Rokeby and Appleby sketchbook (Tate D25628; Turner Bequest CCLXIV 55a), and recalls an earlier sketch of the castle which he made on his visit over thirty years before in 1797 (Tate D00935; Tate Britain XXXIV 29).
For more information and references to further views of the castle see folio 32 (D25823) in the present sketch book.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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