Joseph Mallord William Turner

Peveril Castle and Peak Cavern from the North-West

?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
D22230
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 43

Catalogue entry

As Ian Warrell has noted, the upper view here is north-west1 up to Peveril Castle, with the entrance to Peak Cavern in the ravine below, and Castleton below on the left. Turner has apparently noted the relative heights of the castle keep and nearby trees. Below is a less resolved sketch showing a similar prospect. There is some overlap to and from other views of the castle on folio 42 verso opposite (D22229).
For other drawings of the castle, village and cave, see under folio 1 verso (D22152).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

1
Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

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