Joseph Mallord William Turner

Raby Castle and Park: Views from the South-East; with a Continuation of a View from the North

1817

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D12281
Turner Bequest CLVI 13

Catalogue entry

The upper and lower views on the left-hand two-thirds of the page are from similar viewpoints, looking north-west to the castle, with the flagpole above Bulmer’s Tower in each case at the nearest angle of the building. They are divided by a horizontal pencil line. The Barnard Castle-Bishop Auckland Road runs north-south about a quarter of a mile east of the castle. To the right, divided from the two horizontal compositions by vertical lines, is a study of trees which appears to be a continuation of the view of the castle on folio 25 verso (D12283; CLVI 14).
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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