Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25692
Turner Bequest CCLXV 28 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch from the north-west of the ruins of Berwick Castle with a mill building at the left foreground is very similar to a study in the Abbotsford sketchbook (Tate D26005; Turner Bequest CCLXVII 46a). The sketch continues slightly onto the top left of folio 29 (D25693) and at the bottom of the present page is a separate sketch, perhaps showing the masts of boats in Berwick harbour.
For other sketches of Berwick in this sketchbook, see folio 13 verso (D25665).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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