Joseph Mallord William Turner

Orford Castle

c.1824

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18308
Turner Bequest CCIX 88 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has studied the Castle at Orford on the Suffolk North Sea Coast. These sketches and others (Tate D18304–D18307, D18309; Turner Bequest CCIX 86a–88, 89) are associated with a vignette watercolour of Orford Haven produced in around 1827 for the East Coast series (see general introduction) and the highly finished watercolour Orford, Suffolk of the same date intended for the England and Wales print publication project.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

1
Wilton 1979, p.393 no.796 and Krause 1997, p.162 no.49.

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