Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caernarvon Castle: The Eagle Tower, with the Sun Setting Beyond

1799

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02080
Turner Bequest XLVI 55 a

Catalogue entry

There are generalized composition studies featuring Caernarvon Castle in this book on folios 49 verso, 50 recto, 51 recto, 52 recto and 54 recto (D02069, D02070, D02072, D02074, D02077). Made with the page turned horizontally, this note of part of the ruins, looking west, has more in common with the studies of Caernarvon in the contemporary Lancashire and North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01947, D01949, D01951; Turner Bequest XLV 24a, 25a, 26a).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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