Joseph Mallord William Turner

Norham Village and Castle

c.1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 121 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36625
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 1

Catalogue entry

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).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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