Joseph Mallord William Turner Dunstanburgh Castle from the South 1797–8

Artwork details

Date 1797–8
Medium Graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 198 x 278 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XXXIII S
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Catalogue entry

This is a study based on the drawing that Turner made in his North of England sketchbook (Tate D00952; Turner Bequest XXXIV 45). Compare the very similar studies, Tate D01112 and D01114 (Turner Bequest XXXVI R, T). All were presumably made in preparation for the finished watercolour now in a private UK collection.1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.331 no.284.
The sheet laid down on buff wove paper, inscribed ‘Dunstanbro’’.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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