Joseph Mallord William TurnerHastings Castle c.1806-10

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Hastings Castle
From Sussex Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCII
Date c.1806-10
MediumChalk and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 153 x 216 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XCII 11
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Hastings Castle circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCII 11
Pencil on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 153 x 216 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘11’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCII 11’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This seems to be Hastings Castle from the west, with its cliff descending to the Stade and sail lofts below at right. There is a passage of grey wash, unrelated to the drawing, across the bottom of the leaf.

David Blayney Brown
April 2010

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