Joseph Mallord William Turner

Chepstow Castle: Martin’s Tower

1792

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40034

Catalogue entry

In many respects this is a more developed drawing than that on the recto (D00130; Turner Bequest XII A). As Finberg notes, Turner made another view of Chepstow, unconnected with either of these sketches, for the Copper Plate Magazine, published 1 November 1794;1 it is now in the collection of the Courtauld Gallery, London.2
1
W[illiam] G[eorge] Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, R.A., vol.I, London 1908, pp.[lxxxvii], 2–3 no.2.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.311 no.88, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The sheet is somewhat irregular, with the bottom edge curving down noticeably towards the right. A pencil line has been ruled down the page to the left of the subject.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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