Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brougham Castle, Penrith

1831

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25835
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 38

Catalogue entry

Both sketches on this page show Brougham Castle, near Penrith, from the west. In the top sketch the generally intact keep at the left is contrasted with the more ruinous service buildings to the right, and the three-arched Castle Bridge is shown at the left spanning the River Eamont. Above it in the distance is Cross Fell, the highest point in the Pennines. The sketch below is of the same view, but was made after taking a few steps back so that more of the River Lother (which joins with the Eamont just before the bridge) is shown snaking its way towards the bridge.
There are further sketches of the castle on folios 37 and 37 verso (D25833, D25834).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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