Joseph Mallord William Turner

Barnard Castle: The Castle and Bridge looking Upstream

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00936
Turner Bequest XXXIV 30

Catalogue entry

The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. Another view of the castle and bridge, taken from upstream, is on folio 30 recto (D00935; Turner Bequest XXXIV 29). See the comments there on Turner’s work in this small town with its late eleventh-century castle at a strategic crossing-point of the River Tees.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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