Joseph Mallord William Turner

Norham Castle, with a Watermill in the Foreground

1797–8

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 209 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00682
Turner Bequest XXVII U

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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