Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Caerphilly Castle from the West

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01753
Turner Bequest XLII 78

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the drawing is continued on folio 40 recto opposite (D01754; Turner Bequest XLI 79). There are other views of Caerphilly in this book, on folios 1 verso–2 recto, 3 recto, and 31 verso–32 recto (D01677–D01678, D01680, D01737–D01738; Turner Bequest XLI 2–3, 5, 62–63).
Turner also studied Caerphilly in his 1798 Cyfarthfa sketchbook (Tate D01636, D01637, D01639; Turner Bequest XLI 8, 9, 10a).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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