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
D22045
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 37 a

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch centres on the Great Tower of Kenilworth Castle, probably seen from the south-east with Leicester’s Building to the left. Most of the sketches between folios 27 recto (D22024) and here show Kenilworth. For the history of the castle and Turner’s subsequent watercolour, which Eric Shanes has described as a ‘synthesis’ of sketches from folio 28 verso (D22027) onwards,1 see under folio 29 recto (D22028).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Shanes 1979, p.156

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