Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pevensey Castle; the North Tower and Gatehouse

c.1806–10

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05631
Turner Bequest XCI 14

Catalogue entry

A pencil annotation by Edward Croft-Murray to a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library confirms that the subject is ‘Definitely Pevensey’. Turner shows the west wall running from the North Tower to the gatehouse, with the moat below. Further away on the right is the nearby village of Westham, with St Mary’s Church. For Pevensey Castle in this sketchbook see notes to folio 13 (D05630).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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