Joseph Mallord William TurnerKnaresborough Castle and Church 1816

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Knaresborough Castle and Church
From Yorkshire 1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLIV
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 154 x 97 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLIV 104 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 104 Verso:
Knaresborough Castle and Church 1816
Turner Bequest CXLIV 104a
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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