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- Graphite and watercolour on paper
- Support: 79 x 121 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 1
This small drawing on card is apparently one of the series of little antiquarian views that Turner and Thomas Girtin (1775–1802) executed after James Moore and from other sources, perhaps for use in an almanac (Tate; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX). Turner made several important watercolours, and one oil painting, of Norham Castle with the River Tweed in the foreground, but this is his only view of the village street itself. See the 1797 North of England sketchbook (Tate D00966; Turner Bequest XXXIV 57) and a separate sheet, Tate D00682 (Turner Bequest XXVII U).
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