Joseph Mallord William Turner

Details of the South Front of Middleham Castle

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 97 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10965
Turner Bequest CXLIV 53

Catalogue entry

Following views of the west and north fronts of Middleham Castle on folio 52 verso (D10964), Turner has now attempted to study the south side of the building. From the inaccuracy of the detail, it appears that Turner must have been struggling to obtain a clear view of this aspect as well.
For Middleham in this sketchbook see folio 47 verso (D10954).
See Introduction and Technical notes to this sketchbook for the change of ink colour, apparently from blue to red, in the numbering of this page.

David Hill
January 2009

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