Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kenilworth Castle from the South-East

1830

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 120 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22034
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 32

Catalogue entry

Kenilworth Castle is seen from the south-east, with Leicester’s Building on the left, the Great Tower on the far side of the inner court at the centre, and Leicester’s Gatehouse on the right above the Water Tower and Lunn’s Tower along the curtain wall.
Most of the sketches between folios 27 recto (D22024) and 37 verso (D22045) show Kenilworth. For the history of the castle and Turner’s subsequent watercolour, which Eric Shanes has described as a ‘synthesis’ of sketches between folios 28 verso (D22027) and 37 verso,1 see under folio 29 recto (D22028).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Shanes 1979, p.156

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