Joseph Mallord William Turner

Harewood Castle from the North

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00982
Turner Bequest XXXIV 73

Catalogue entry

The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. This is one of seven studies of Harewood Castle in this book; see under folio 71 recto (D00976; Turner Bequest XXXIV 67). A large finished watercolour based on this drawing1 was commissioned by one of the Lascelles family (see list inside front cover, D41412); it is still at Harewood. As David Hill notes,2 it was one of a pair; the other view of Harewood Castle was based on the drawing on folio 71 recto (D00976; Turner Bequest XXXIV 67).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.324 no.221, reproduced.
2
See Hill 1984, p.29.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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