Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cockermouth Castle: the South Curtain Wall from the River Cocker

1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 374 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07529
Turner Bequest CIX 17

Catalogue entry

For Cockermouth Castle and views from this sketchbook see Introduction. The view here is from the River Cocker, whose waters Turner describes, towards the south curtain wall. The round (archers’) tower is at left, the bell tower and distant kitchen tower (on the north side) towards the centre and the flag tower at right.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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