Joseph Mallord William Turner

Llandovery: Part of the Castle Ruins

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01560
Turner Bequest XL 57 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 60 recto opposite (D01561; Turner Bequest XL 58). A colour study based on this drawing is Tate D02352 (Turner Bequest L K). Another view of Llandovery Castle is on folios 55 verso–56 recto (D01552–D01553; Turner Bequest XL 53a–54).
Technical notes:
There are isolated spots of brown paint.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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