Joseph Mallord William TurnerCarlisle 1831

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Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 187 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 40
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
Carlisle 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 40
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘40’ top right and ‘342’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVI 40’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 39 verso (D25838) this view of Carlisle from the west shows from left to right: Carlisle Cathedral, the steeple of St Cuthbert’s Church, the two oval towers of the Citadel, and a church spire at the right that was knocked down in 1847 to make way for Carlisle railway station. There are two sketches of the spire on folio 41 (D25841) and the towers of the Citadel are shown again on folios 42 and 43 verso (D25843, D25846).
For references to other sketches of Carlisle see folio 39 verso.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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