Joseph Mallord William Turner

Carreg Cennen: The Castle Seen from Below

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01267
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 17

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the viewpoint is to the south-east of the castle. A finished watercolour, Caregcennan Castle, near Llandilo (currently untraced),1 is based on this drawing. For other views of Carreg Cennan, see under folio 23 recto (D01341; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 87).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.327 no.246, reproduced, as private collection.
Technical notes:
There are grey paint smears along the bottom (outer) edge of the leaf.
Verso:
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Honble Edw: Spencer Cowper | Lord Cowper’s | George St: Hanov. Sqr’ and ‘10 Guineas’ below; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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