Joseph Mallord William Turner

Silhouette of Caernarvon Castle

1799

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02071
Turner Bequest XLVI 50 a

Catalogue entry

Like the drawing on folio 49 verso (D02069), this is an idea for a large composition, in which the elements are simplified and reduced to broad tonal contrasts. Further thoughts on the same subject are on folios 51 recto opposite and 52 recto (D02072, D02074).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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