Joseph Mallord William Turner

Knaresborough Castle and Church

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11038
Turner Bequest CXLIV 104 a

Catalogue entry

This page has an assortment of architectural details at Knaresborough, including (in the main sketch) a detailed study of Knaresborough Castle from the south, plus another aspect of the castle perhaps from the north-west beyond the High Bridge as also sketched in the Yorkshire 3 sketchbook (Tate D11419; Turner Bequest CXLVI 31), St John’s Church from the east, and a detail of an arch of the castle.
There is an impression of an inscription offset from folio 105 (D11039), opposite. The page has been detached from the sketchbook at some time and has been restored to it with tissue.

David Hill
January 2009

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