Joseph Mallord William Turner Hornby Castle from the East 1816

Artwork details

Hornby Castle from the East
From Yorkshire 1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLIV
Date 1816
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 154 x 97 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLIV 62 a
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Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 63 (D10984), opposite, recording Hornby Castle from the carriage drive to the east. Turner sketched the same aspect in greater detail in this sketchbook, folios 67 verso–68 (D10990–D10991), and the south and south-west aspects in three sketches in the Yorkshire 3 sketchbook (Tate D11413–D11418; Turner Bequest CXLVI 27a–30). The sketch is continued to the right at the top of the page.
Hornby Castle was first built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and remodelled in the 1760s by the architect John Carr of York.

David Hill
January 2009

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