Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bowes Castle

?1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36627
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 3

Catalogue entry

It seems likely that Turner copied this subject from a drawing by Edward Dayes (1763–1804) or Thomas Girtin (1775–1802); that artist may in turn have taken it from a sketch by an amateur such as James Moore (1762–1799).1
The verso is D41450 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 3 v).
1
See Andrew Wilton, ‘The “Monro School” Question: Some Answers’, Turner Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, Winter 1984, p.9.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded approximately 35 mm from the right-hand edge.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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