Joseph Mallord William Turner Richmond Castle and Mill 1816

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Richmond Castle and Mill
From Yorkshire 5 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLVIII
Date 1816
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 173 x 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11594
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 41 a
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Catalogue entry

This view of Richmond from the right bank of the River Swale looks towards Corn Mill, with the Castle and town above, and upstream to the bridge at the left. The sketch is extended by a few lines on folio 25 recto (D11543; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 13, now bound opposite). The present writer dates this sketch to Tuesday 30 July 1816.

David Hill
May 2009

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