Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caerphilly Castle: Part of the Ruins, with the Hanging Tower

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01737
Turner Bequest XLII 62

Catalogue entry

The drawing is continued on folio 32 recto opposite (D01738; Turner Bequest XLII 63), where the inscribed ‘C’ confirms the identification as Caerphilly. Other drawings of the castle are in the 1798 Cyfarthfa sketchbook (Tate D01636, D01637, D01639; Turner Bequest XLI 8, 9, 10a); and elsewhere in the present book, on folios 1 verso–2 recto and 3 recto (D01677–D01678, D01680; Turner Bequest XLII 2–3, 5).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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