Joseph Mallord William Turner

Okehampton Castle from the South-West

1814

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 179 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09868
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 67

Catalogue entry

The castle ruins are seen from the south-west. The town of Okehampton lies to the north-east, down the valley of the West Okement to the right. For other views of the town and castle, see under folio 59 recto (D09814; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 22).
Technical notes:
There is some dark spotting at the top edge, showing through from the back of the sheet.
Verso:
Blank, save for inscription by John Ruskin in red ink ‘933’ bottom left

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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