Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berry Pomeroy Castle and Water Mill

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08638
Turner Bequest CXXIII 143

Catalogue entry

The ruined castle is seen from the east, from the valley of the Gatcombe Brook which skirts the north side of the castle.1 The gable topped by a finial in the foreground belongs to the watermill below the castle. There is a closer view of it on folio 148 recto (D08642; CXXIII 145). For a discussion of Berry Pomeroy and other studies in this sketchbook, see the entry for folio 141 recto (D08628; CXXIII 138).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

1
See local map, castle plan and ‘old print’ from a similar viewpoint in Deryck Seymour and Jack Hazzard, Berry Pomeroy Castle, Torquay 1982, pp.14, 18, 168 respectively.

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