Joseph Mallord William Turner

Helmsley Castle from the South

1801

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 161 x 256 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05084
Turner Bequest LXXXII 11

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. For Helmsley Castle see under folio 3 recto (D05076).
The Turner scholar C.F. Bell suggested that the rectos of folios 7–12 (D05080–D05084, D05086) have views of Barnard Castle, County Durham.1 An alternative identification for the sequence is Pickering, on the road between Helmsley and Scarborough.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.219.

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