Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Peak Cavern, Castleton

?1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22185
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 20

Catalogue entry

The slight main sketch appears to show the inside of a cave, perhaps Peak Cavern below Peveril Castle at Castleton, seen on adjacent pages. There appears to be a variation on the left, separated by rough pencil lines, which possibly continues on folio 19 verso opposite (D22184). It is possible that both drawings should be read vertically, with the gutter of the page at the bottom.
For other views of the castle, village and cave, see under folio 1 verso (D22152).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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