Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cockermouth Castle: the North Curtain Walls from across the River Derwent

1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07556
Turner Bequest CX 17

Catalogue entry

For Cockermouth Castle and Turner’s views in this sketchbook see Introduction. Finberg is surely wrong in stating that this view is from the Cocker. It is similar to the preceding folio 16 (D07555), from the Derwent, but with more emphasis on the landscape foreground, more trees and the castle appearing as little more than an outline. The foreground is denser still in folio 18 (D07557).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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