Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cockermouth Castle: the North Curtain Walls seen through Trees

1809

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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
D07557
Turner Bequest CX 18

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 River Cocker. It must be from near the Derwent, and taken from within the clump of trees seen on the right in folio 17 (D07556). Compare also folio 20 (D07560).

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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