Joseph Mallord William Turner

Raby Castle and Staindrop from the South

1817

Not on display
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
D12277
Turner Bequest CLVI 11

Catalogue entry

The castle is seen to the north, with the flagpole on Bulmer’s Tower on the right. In the middle distance below the castle are buildings at Staindrop, about half a mile to its south, with the parish church of St Mary towards the right. The view is diametrically opposed to the two panoramic vistas on folios 19 recto, 18 recto and 17 verso (D12278, D12296, D12297; CLVI 11a, 21a–22), and folios 21 recto and 20 verso (D12300, D12301; CLVI 23a–24).
There is a close view of the castle from this side on folio 29 recto (D12286; CLVI 15a), and a more finished study from this side of Staindrop on folio 29 verso (D12285; CLVI 15). 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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