Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bodiam Castle; the South Wall and Postern Tower

?1810

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10216
Turner Bequest CXXXVII 7 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. For Bodiam Castle in this sketchbook, see notes to folio 7 verso (D10214; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 6a). As Finberg observed, this view is continued on folio 9 verso (D10218; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 8a). Turner’s patron John Fuller restored the Postern Tower after he bought the castle in 1829.

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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