Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kenilworth Castle from the South-South-East

1830

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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
D22033
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 31 a

Catalogue entry

From a similar viewpoint to that used in the rougher sketch on the recto (D22032), Kenilworth Castle is seen from the south-south-east, with the Saintlowe Tower on the left, Leicester’s Building at the centre and the Great Tower rising beyond on the north side of the inner court.
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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