Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caernarvon Castle, with Mountains Beyond

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D02074
Turner Bequest XLVI 52

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of studies featuring the silhouette of Caernarvon Castle as seen from the Menai Strait; the others are on folios 49 verso, 50 verso, 51 recto and 54 recto (D02069, D02071, D02072, D02077). This example includes in the background the outline of the Snowdon range, a feature suppressed in the rest of the group. A further study showing part of the castle is on folio 55 verso (D02080). See the entry for D02069 for a note on the series as a whole.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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