Joseph Mallord William TurnerBerry Pomeroy Castle 1811

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Berry Pomeroy Castle
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 75 x 117 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXIII 142 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 145 Verso:
Berry Pomeroy Castle 1811
Turner Bequest CXXIII 142a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The ruined castle is seen from the north-west, showing the range above the North Terrace from the valley of the Gatcombe Brook which skirts that side of the castle.1 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

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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