Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caister Castle

c.1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18182
Turner Bequest CCIX 14

Catalogue entry

This previously unidentified drawing depicts Caister Castle, located a few kilometres north of Yarmouth. Caister is a fifteenth-century moated castle with a ninety-foot crenellated tower.1 It was constructed for Sir John Fastolf in 1432 but was besieged over thirty years later by the Duke of Norfolk and fell into ruin.2 The castle is depicted again on Tate D18180–D18181, D18183–D18184, D18201; Turner Bequest CCIX 13–13a, 14a–15, 23a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
2
Ibid.

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