Joseph Mallord William TurnerPenrith Castle and Church; Cattle Grazing 1809

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Artist
Title
Penrith Castle and Church; Cattle Grazing
From Cockermouth Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CX
Date 1809
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07546
Turner Bequest CX 8
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Penrith Castle and Church; Cattle Grazing 1809
D07546
Turner Bequest CX 8
Pencil on white laid paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CX 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The ruins of the fourteenth-century Penrith Castle are in the care of English Heritage. Turner’s view, looking north-east from the grassed-in moat (Finberg’s ‘river’) below the best-preserved corner of the castle towards the town and St Andrew’s Church, is unchanged today. Other views of the castle, taken again from further away, are on folio 10 and 11 of the sketchbook (D07548, D07549).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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