Joseph Mallord William Turner Harewood Castle from the North 1797

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Harewood Castle from the North
From North of England Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXXIV
Date 1797
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
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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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