Joseph Mallord William TurnerNewark Castle 1831

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Newark Castle
From Abbotsford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXVII
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 185 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 81 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Verso:
Newark Castle 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 81a
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 113 x 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook inverted this view of Newark Castle from the south-east was probably made as Turner approached the castle on foot from the Bowhill entrance, accompanied by Robert Cadell. Dropping down to the edge of the Yarrow Water, Turner sketched the view from the riverbank with the castle seen between trees on either side.
For an account of Turner’s visit to Newark Castle, his movements around it, and references to other depictions of it see folio 77 (D26066; CCLXVII 79).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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