Joseph Mallord William Turner

Raby Castle and Park from the South-East

1817

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 232 x 328 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12303
Turner Bequest CLVI 25

Catalogue entry

The castle is viewed from the south-east. Bulmer’s Tower is marked by its flagpole at the centre, with the Chapel Tower and Mount Raskelf to the right. On the far left is Joan’s Tower; the south front between it and Bulmer’s Tower has subsequently been rebuilt, with a more prominent, three-sided, projecting façade to the Barons’ Hall.
As now bound and foliated, sketches of the castle and its surroundings fill most of the second half of the sketchbook, from folio 17 recto (D12298; CLVI 22a) to folio 32 recto (D12309; CLVI 28).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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