Joseph Mallord William Turner Norham Castle and Mill 1797

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Title
Norham Castle and Mill
Date 1797
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 213 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00682
Turner Bequest XXVII U
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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This is one of two sketches Turner made of Norham Castle in the summer of 1797, one of the most northerly points on his tour. The other view (still in the 'North of England' sketchbook, from which this leaf was taken) shows both banks of the River Tweed, and served as the basis for many watercolours and paintings of Norham, including those in this exhibition. Turner's viewpoint in this sketch, however, is much closer to the castle, lying adjacent to a mill building sited directly below the castle walls.

September 2004

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