Joseph Mallord William Turner

Penrith Castle and Church; Cattle Grazing

1809

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07546
Turner Bequest CX 8

Catalogue entry

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:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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