Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prudhoe Castle from the South

1817

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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
D12440
Turner Bequest CLVII 89 a

Catalogue entry

This seems to be a view of Prudhoe Castle from the woods to the south, across what is probably the millpond to which Turner’s inscription appears to refer. The castle is shown primarily as a cursory outline, rising to the left to indicate the turret of the ruined keep; there are detailed views from this side on folios 90 verso and 93 verso (D12442, D12448).
There are views of the castle from across the River Tyne on folios 77 verso–78 recto, 78 verso–79 recto, 79 verso–80 recto and 80 verso–81 recto (D12416–D12423), and others from close up on folios 91 verso and 92 verso (D12444, D12446). For the history of the building and Turner’s later watercolour, see the entry for D12417.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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