Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lewes; the River Ouse and the Castle in the Distance

c.1806–10

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05653
Turner Bequest XCI 36

Catalogue entry

The identification of Lewes is correctly given by Edward Croft-Murray in pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library. Here, and on folio 37 of the sketchbook (D05654) Turner shows the Ouse passing below the town and castle. For Lewes in this sketchbook see note to folio 31 (D05648).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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